Christopher Paul

Dr. Christopher Paul is a senior social scientist working out of the RAND Corporation’s Pittsburgh office. He is trained in evaluation research and has found numerous opportunities to apply evaluation and assessment methods in research on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense. Previous contributions to Small Wars Journal include “Victory Has a Thousand Fathers: Evidence of Effective Approaches to Counterinsurgency, 1978–2008.”

What might really be interesting but hidden within the various conceptions of gray zone conflict, ambiguous warfare, political warfare, and their ilk.

The U.S. Department of Defense and supporting intellectual communities are abuzz with discussions about assessment and how it is conducted.