Bryce Loidolt

Senior Research Fellow, CSR

Loidolt, Bryce

Areas of Expertise: Security Cooperation; Counter-terrorism; Irregular & Hybrid Warfare

Dr. Bryce Loidolt

is a Senior Research Fellow at National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies. Prior to joining NDU, he was a Defense Analyst at the RAND Corporation. Dr. Loidolt’s current research examines the relationship between security assistance and interstate competition and conflict. To this end, he has been detailed to provide research support to multiple operational commands and has conducted field research in Egypt, Afghanistan, Yemen, the Philippines, and the United Arab Emirates. Beyond his time in the field, Dr. Loidolt has served on and led research teams executing studies on behalf of a variety of senior Department of Defense stakeholders, to include the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of Defense. 

Dr. Loidolt's work has been published or is forthcoming as RAND Corporation and NDU Press monographs, at War on the Rocks, West Point's CTC Sentinel, the Modern War Institute’s War Room, and in scholarly journals such as Security Studies, Texas National Security ReviewStudies in Conflict and Terrorism, and Survival. His current book project uses a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate the local sources of success and failure in train, advise, and equip efforts.

A southern California native, Dr. Loidolt received his B.A. in Middle East Studies from Middlebury College, his M.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the George Washington University.

Dr. Loidolt is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations and was awarded the Joint Civilian Service Achievement Award in recognition of his research.

Selected Publications

Monographs and Book Chapters

Refereed Journal Articles

Commentary and Research Essays