Dr. Ivana Stradner serves as a research fellow with FDD’s Barish Center for Media Integrity. She studies Russia’s security strategies and military doctrines to understand how Russia uses information operations for strategic communication. Her work examines both the psychological and technical aspects of Russian information security.

Ivana also analyzes Russian influence in international organizations; she is currently focusing on the UN Cybercrime Treaty and UN efforts to regulate information security. Ivana has testified before the European Parliament and has briefed various government officials.

Ivana also serves as a special correspondent for KyivPost. Before joining FDD, Ivana worked as a visiting scholar at Harvard University and a lecturer for a variety of universities, including the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and as a Jeane Kirkpatrick fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

Ivana has been published in academic journals and has written for The Washington PostNew York PostForeign AffairsThe HillForeign PolicyPoliticoThe TelegraphNational Review, and more.

Ivana has a Doctor of Juridical Science (JSD) and a Master of Laws from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law. She also lectures on international law and security.

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