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Oleg Svet

Dr. Oleg Svet, AT&T, is a senior defense analyst who supports the the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Studies, Analysis, and Gaming Division at the Joint Staff. He holds a doctorate degree from King's College London, a master's degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and a bachelor's degree from Tufts University. His articles have appeared in USA Today, Defense One, The National Interest, and elsewhere.

How the Joint Staff Calculated a Defense Program’s Return on Investment

As our office computed the utility of its wargaming grants and library, we learned some things that others in DoD may want to copy.


Better Wargaming Is Helping the US Military Navigate a Turbulent Era

Two leaders of the Joint Staff’s Studies, Analysis, and Gaming Division evaluate the two-year-old effort to increase, improve, and boost the impact of analytic wargaming.


Building Afghan Security Requires a Long-Term U.S. Commitment

Can Americans — and their next president — see past short-term campaign promises to save Afghanistan?