John Hardie serves as deputy director of FDD’s Russia Program. His research focuses on Russian foreign and security policy, U.S. policy toward Russia and the post-Soviet space, and transatlantic relations. His byline has appeared in publications including Foreign Policy, Defense News, The National Interest, and C4ISRNET. John holds an M.A. in security studies from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and bachelor’s degrees in international relations, political science, and psychology from the University of Georgia.