Peer-Reviewed Articles:


Biddle, Stephen, Julia Macdonald, and Ryan Baker"Small Footprint, Small Payoff: The Military Effectiveness of Security Force Assistance." Journal of Strategic Studies (2017): 1–54, doi: 10.1080/01402390.2017.1307745.
[Abstract][PDF] [Publisher's Website] Related: 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. [link]

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.

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. 
[Abstract] [PDF] [FitRep Tracker] [Publisher's Website] Related: LtCol Christopher D. Pritchett, "Rebuttal to 'Miscalculating Performance': Better Understanding the Complexities of the System." Marine Corps Gazette 100, no. 11 (November 2016): 62–63. [link]

Research in Progress:

Baker, Ryan T., "El Salvador, 1979–1992: Revisiting Success." (Case study for inclusion in Proxy Wars: Suppressing Transnational Violence Through Local Agents, edited by Eli Berman and David Lake).

Baker, Ryan T., "Logistics and Military Effectiveness." PhD Diss., The George Washington University (committee chairs: Stephen Biddle and Kathryn Newcomer).

I welcome all constructive feedback.