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
EventsSpecial Event: The Biden Pentagon and the Future of U.S. Defense
By Robert O. Work, Richard Fontaine, Eric Sayers, Diem Salmon, Becca Wasser & Shai Korman
CommentaryMaking Critical Choices for Better Posture Approaches
By Becca Wasser
Press ReleaseIntroducing The Gaming Lab at CNAS
By Chris Dougherty, Becca Wasser & Cole Stevens
EventsVirtual Panel Discussion: Toward a Sustainable U.S. Defense Strategy for the Middle East
By Richard Fontaine, Ilan Goldenberg, Becca Wasser & Kaleigh Thomas
In The NewsSlaughter in the East China Sea
By Chris Dougherty, Susanna V. Blume, Becca Wasser & Dr. ED McGrady
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