Peer-Reviewed Publications:


Baker, Ryan T., "El Salvador, 1979–92: Revisiting Success." Chap. 5 in Proxy Wars: Suppressing Violence through Local Agents, edited by Eli Berman and David A. Lake. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, forthcoming (spring 2019).
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Biddle, Stephen, Julia Macdonald, and Ryan Baker"Small Footprint, Small Payoff: The Military Effectiveness of Security Force Assistance." Journal of Strategic Studies 41, nos. 1–2 (February 2018): 89–142, doi: 10.1080/01402390.2017.1307745.
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Other Publications:


Biddle, Stephen, Julia Macdonald, and Ryan Baker. "The Trump administration wants to send more advisors to Afghanistan. Good luck with that." Monkey Cage (blog). Washington Post. May 15, 2017. 
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Baker, Maj Ryan T., and Capt Yuk Wing Kwan. "Miscalculating Performance: How Relative Values Work, and Why the Marine Corps Should Stop Using Them." Marine Corps Gazette 99, no. 12 (December 2015): 64–68. 
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Research in Progress:

Baker, Ryan T., "Logistics and Military Power: Tooth-to-Tail Ratios and Territorial Control in Conventional Military Conflict." PhD Diss., The George Washington University. [Committee: Stephen Biddle (co-chair), Kathryn Newcomer (co-chair), Elizabeth Saunders, Caitlin Talmadge.]
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