Kasey Stricklin, J.D.
Research Analyst


: Kasey Stricklin is a research analyst with CNA's Russia Studies Program. Her primary research interests are information warfare and disinformation as well as Russian naval leadership, personnel and demographics, though her work at CNA has spanned a range of other Russian military topics as well.

Prior to joining CNA full-time, Stricklin interned with CNA's Russia Studies program. She also interned at the Department of Energy, the Department of State's Russia desk, and the US-Russia Business Council. She started and runs the listserv WomenInRus for professional women working in the Russia field.

Stricklin holds a Master's in International Policy and Practice from George Washington University, a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma where she was a member of the Oklahoma Law Review, and a Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Texas. She speaks advanced Russian, and previously received both the Critical Language Scholarship to study Russian in Vladimir, Russia and a Title VIII fellowship to study at Indiana University's Summer Workshop for Slavic and Eastern European Languages (SWSEEL). She is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas.


March 29, 2020

Kasey Stricklin writes, "Russia has a number of strategic goals that it hopes to advance through its use of disinformation, including restoring Russia to great power status, preserving its sphere of influence, protecting the Putin regime and enhancing its military effectiveness."

Lawfare: "Why Does Russia Use Disinformation?"

November 21, 2019

Kasey Stricklin says, "Russia is hoping the resolution will mean that they will more easily be able to shut down the internet."

Axios: "Russia and China Get a Big Win on Internet 'Sovereignty'"

August 20, 2019

Dmitry Gorenburg and Kasey Stricklin write, "Understanding the background and preferences of those who are likely to be the next set of leaders of the Russian armed forces thus can give analysts a better idea of how it will develop over the next two decades."

War On The Rocks: "A Guide to Becoming an Admiral in the Russian Navy"

July 18, 2018

Kasey Stricklin writes, “Income inequality, gaps in women’s career trajectories and women’s disproportionate role in housework and childcare inherently place them at a disadvantage in earnings-related pension schemes.”

Bear Market Brief: “No Rest for the Weary Babushka: Would Pension Reform Benefit Older Russian Women?”

April 18, 2018

Kasey Stricklin writes, "Women in Russia are entering STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields at a higher rate than many of their Western counterparts, but there are still far less Russian women than men."

Bear Market Brief: "Where STEM Girls at: Russian Women in STEM"

March 8, 2018

Kasey Stricklin writes, "While parity is still elusive, the gender pay gap in Russia has significantly decreased over the last decade."

Bear Market Brief: "Who Run the World? Not Women, Yet"