John Hardie is the research manager at FDD, where he is responsible for shepherding FDD’s research projects through the editing and production process. His own research focuses on Russian foreign and security policy, U.S. policy toward Russia, and transatlantic relations. His byline has appeared in publications including Foreign Policy, Defense News, The National Interest, and C4ISRNET. John is currently pursuing an M.A. in security studies from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and holds bachelor’s degrees in international relations, political science, and psychology from the University of Georgia.