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About Amber Frankland

Amber Frankland is a research assistant with the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund. Her research focuses primarily on Russia and information operations, and she contributes to weekly reporting on Russia, China, and Iran’s state media and diplomat activity collected on the Hamilton 2.0 dashboard. Some of her recent reports have covered covid-19 vaccine information operations and Russia’s evolving information manipulation playbook. Prior to joining ASD, Amber completed internships with the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program, GMF, the U.S. Department of State’s former consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the Casper, Wyoming office of U.S. Senator John Barrasso.

She received her MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies from Stanford University, where she wrote her capstone on the narratives surrounding alphabet changes in Kazakhstan. She has a BA in Russian and East European Studies and Linguistics from the University of Chicago. Amber speaks English and Russian and has also studied Kazakh.

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