James Lamond is a resident fellow at American Progress, where he focuses on trans-Atlantic relations, the European Union, U.S.-Russia relations, and countering malign foreign interference. He initially joined American Progress in 2017 to help stand up the Moscow Project, an initiative dedicated to understanding Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, where he served as the managing director through the 2020 election. 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 issues and working to craft a progressive foreign policy vision. He has also worked as a consultant advising major foundations, the United Nations, and Fortune 500 companies. Lamond 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.