Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Baker, Ryan T., "El Salvador, 1979–1992: Revisiting Success." Chap. 5 in Proxy Wars: Suppressing Transnational Violence Through Local Agents, edited by Eli Berman and David Lake, 137–58. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 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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Policy Analysis and Research:

Baker, Ryan. "The Russian invasion has some logistical problems. That doesn't mean it's doomed." Monkey Cage (blog). Washington Post. February 28, 2022.

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Baker, Ryan and Jonathan Schroden. "Why Is It So Tough to Withdraw from Afghanistan?" War on the Rocks. April 8, 2021.

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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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Baker, Ryan T., "Logistics and Military Power: Tooth, Tail, and Territory in Conventional Military Conflict." PhD Diss., The George Washington University, 2020. Committee: Stephen Biddle (co-chair), Kathryn Newcomer (co-chair), Elizabeth Saunders, Caitlin Talmadge.