Lamond Circle

James Lamond

Director, Democratic Resilience Program

James Lamond is the Director of 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

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.
Germany Reaches a Crossroads as Merkel Bows Out Angela Merkel’s achievements are manifold, but Germany’s tough security challenges remain unresolved.
French Voters Defy Categorization in Age of Uncertainty The lesson from these results should not be the triumphant return of the establishment parties
Why Biden Must Make Putin Uncomfortable in Geneva Only by making clear to Moscow where redlines exist and the consequences of violating them, can any form of stability be obtained