Caroline Baxter is a Research Fellow at the Eurasia Group Foundation, where she leads the organization’s work on the Indo-Pacific. Prior to coming to the Eurasia Group Foundation, Ms. Baxter spent more than a decade at the RAND Corporation where she focused on defense strategy, force planning, and the operational and logistical challenges of warfare. Her work, from long-form reports to war games, informed the Joint Staff, U.S. Pacific Air Forces, U.S. Army Pacific, and the Secretary of Defense.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Baxter worked in the Middle East and North Africa division of the National Democratic Institute. She twice organized and ran international election monitoring missions, first in the Palestinian Territories after Yasser Arafat’s death, and again in Mauritania after the 2005 coup. Ms. Baxter also organized campaign training schools for women running for parliament in Algeria.
Ms. Baxter earned her Master’s in international security policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and her B.A. in international relations from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.