Samantha Cohen is a research associate with the Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group at CSIS. Her work focuses on managing and analyzing data to identify relationships among policies, defense spending, and the related impacts on the United States and national security. Her recent research focuses on designing and managing international joint development programs, new entrants survival rates and business graduation in the market for government contracts, and defense acquisition trends. Ms. Cohen holds a B.S. in economics from American University in Washington, D.C., and an M.S. in economics from Katholieke Universiteit (KU) Leuven Belgium.