Bradley Hanlon is a research assistant with the Alliance for Securing Democracy at GMF. Prior to joining GMF, he consulted for the Institute for the Study of War on Russian activity in the Middle East and North Africa. Earlier, he worked as a civilian research assistant at the National War College, and as an intern at the State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in History and International and Area Studies and a minor in Russian and East European Studies. Brad studied Russian at the University of Pittsburgh and at the International University in Moscow. He expects to receive his master’s degree in security policy studies from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in May 2018.