Becca Wasser is a fellow in the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security. Her research areas include wargaming, force posture and management, and U.S. defense strategy. She is also an adjunct instructor at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she teaches an undergraduate course on wargaming.
Prior to joining CNAS, Ms. Wasser was a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. In this role, she designed and led wargames for the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Army, and led research projects exploring critical national security and defense issues for the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Department of State. She also served as a liaison to U.S. Army HQDA G-3/5/7. Previously, she was a research analyst at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), based jointly in Washington, DC and Manama, Bahrain.
Ms. Wasser holds an M.S. in foreign service, with distinction, from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a B.A. in international and global studies and Islamic and Middle Eastern studies from Brandeis University.
Recent Publications & News
PodcastU.S And 25 Other Nations To Participate In Huge Joint Training Exercise
By Becca Wasser & Jay Price
ReportsMaking Sense of Cents
By Stacie Pettyjohn & Becca Wasser
Press NoteCNAS Responds: Assessing Biden's Interim National Security Strategy
By Richard Fontaine, Lisa Curtis, Chris Dougherty, Martijn Rasser, Dr. Nina Kollars, Michael Kofman, Becca Wasser, Nathalie Grogan, Katie Galgano & Jennie Matuschak
In The NewsBiden ordered airstrike after determining Iran supported rocket attacks
By Becca Wasser
PodcastThe Air War Against the Islamic State
By Becca Wasser
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