Nicole Franiok

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U.S-Russia Relationship Intern

Expertise: Estonia and Latvia security policy, Arctic security, U.S.-Russia relations

Nicole Franiok is pursuing a Master of Public Policy in international security and economics at the University of Maryland. Currently, Nicole is a fellow at the Robertson Foundation for Government and an intern at the American Security Project. Her research interests include U.S.-Russia relations, the effects of hybrid warfare on the Baltic States, and Arctic security.

Nicole received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Arcadia University. During her time there, Nicole studied abroad in the United Kingdom and participated in a global field study in Estonia, Latvia, and Russia. Nicole spends her free time hiking with her border collie Zion and studying Russian language.

Recent Posts

Social media in the time of pandemic

Posted on: May 15th, 2020

A Man of Inaction – Putin’s Domestic Coronavirus Response

Posted on: May 6th, 2020

Russian Arctic Military Bases

Posted on: April 22nd, 2020

Low-Yield Nukes Create a Dangerous Solution

Posted on: March 30th, 2020

Putin, Russia’s Forever President

Posted on: March 13th, 2020

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