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Anya Loukianova Fink

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Dr. Fink is a a research analyst at CNA and a research associate at the Center for International & Security Studies at Maryland. She completed her PhD in international security and economic policy at the UMD School of Public Policy in 2016. Her dissertation, titled “Clouds of Suspicion: Airspace Arrangements, Escalation, and Discord in U.S./NATO-Russian Relations,” examined case studies of cooperative unarmed aerial surveillance, exchange of air situation data, and joint engagement of theater air and missile threats in the Euro-Atlantic region since the end of the Cold War.

Dr. Fink was a postdoctoral Stanton Nuclear Security fellow at RAND and a Nuclear Security Working Group fellow in the Office of U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly. She volunteered in the Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division of the Congressional Research Service. She was also a program officer at the Stanley Foundation and a research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

During her time as a doctoral student at UMD, Dr. Fink was a teaching assistant for PUAF720 (International Security Policy) and a co-instructor for PUAF790 (International Security and Economic Policy Project Course). Her analyses have appeared in Arms Control Today, The Nonproliferation Review, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, among others. She holds a master of public and international affairs degree from the University of Pittsburgh and has native fluency in Russian.

Areas of Interest
  • International security; nuclear policy; Russia studies