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
In The NewsSlaughter in the East China Sea
By Chris Dougherty, Susanna V. Blume, Becca Wasser & Dr. ED McGrady
In The NewsRenewed diplomacy 'should be central policy of new US president'
By Becca Wasser
VideoA Deadly Game: East China Sea Crisis 2030
By Richard Fontaine, Susanna V. Blume, Shai Korman, Chris Dougherty, Becca Wasser, Dr. ED McGrady, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Martijn Rasser, Kara Frederick, Bryan Walsh, LTG Anthony R. "Tony" Ierardi, USA (Ret.), Sarah Mineiro & Eric Heginbotham
EventsVirtual Panel Discussion: Serious Games: How the Pentagon Uses Wargames to Develop Ideas and Inform Decisions
By Robert O. Work, Susanna V. Blume, Chris Dougherty, Becca Wasser, Will Mackenzie & Dr. ED McGrady