Katherine Baughman is a research assistant with the Russia Studies Program. Her recent research focuses on Russian information warfare, specializing in Russian, Central European, and East European foreign and domestic policy.
Prior to joining CNA, Baughman interned with the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Navanti Group, where she worked on research teams focused on Russia, Eurasia, and East and Central Europe. She also worked for the Center on Global Interests as a Program Associate. She has published several pieces on nuclear policy, energy dynamics, and political developments in the region.
Baughman holds an M.A. in Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a B.A. in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies from Middlebury College, with a minor in Luso-Hispanic Studies. She is a recipient of the Berthe O. Normano Prize in Russian and East European Studies and was selected to participate in the Graduate Initiative in Russian Studies with the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey. She speaks advanced Russian and has a working proficiency in Spanish.