Anya Loukianova Fink is a research analyst at CNA and a research associate at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland. Her research focuses on Russian strategy and approaches to deterrence, Russian military thought, and nuclear weapons issues.
Before joining CNA, she was a Nuclear Security Working Group fellow in the U.S. Senate. Prior to that, she spent a year as a Stanton nuclear security fellow at RAND, where her research focused on Russian military writings about conflict escalation. She also previously worked as a program officer in nuclear materials security at the Stanley Foundation and as a research associate focused on nuclear and missile proliferation issues in Russia and Eurasia at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
Fink holds a PhD in international security and economic policy from the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park and an MPIA from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. She has native fluency in Russian.