Lamond Circle

James Lamond

Non-resident Senior Fellow, Democratic Resilience

James Lamond is a Non-resident Senior Fellow with the Democratic Resilience Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). Previously, he was the Managing Director of the Moscow Project and a Resident Fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP), where he covered trans-Atlantic relations, the European Union, U.S.-Russia relations, and countering malign foreign interference. Lamond previously served as the Director of Research and Policy at the National Security Network, where he led a team of analysts examining a wide range of national security and foreign policy issues. He has also worked as a consultant advising major foundations, the United Nations, and Fortune 500 companies.

James is a frequent contributor to both policy journals and popular publications including The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Slate, USA Today, The Daily Beast, Just Security, The National Interest, The Guardian, and Newsweek. James received a bachelor’s degree in history from Rowan University and a Master of Science in global affairs from Rutgers University, where he also received a Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst scholarship for study in Germany.

Written by James Lamond

blank Post-Mortem: Russian and Chinese COVID-19 Information Operations Post-Mortem is part of CEPA’s broader work aimed at tracking and evaluating Russian and Chinese information operations around COVID-19.
Photo: A Ukrainian woman with a crown of flowers in the colors of the Ukrainian flag takes part in the demonstration in Krakow, Poland on May 16, 2022. Credit: Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto What Does Europe Look Like 3-7 Years After Russia’s War in Ukraine? The Russian invasion of Ukraine is an existential crisis and a direct challenge to the international security order. At stake is not only Ukraine, but the future of European security.
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blank The Summit for Democracy: What Success Looks Like The meeting must be the start of a process, and include measurable goals so that democracies can become more assertive against authoritarianism.
Photo: Election of members of the municipal and wilaya popular assemblies for five-year terms, in Algiers, Algeria on November 27, 2021. Credit: Billal Bensalem/NurPhoto Democracy Playbook 2021 Tipping the balance in favor of democracy, human rights, and a more just and equitable world will require unrelenting persistence and hard work
blank Goodbye Merkel Consensus, Hello to the New Consensus Following the German Social Democrats’ (SPD) narrow victory over the incumbent Christian Democrats (CDU), negotiations to form a government will begin.