Christina Harward

Russia Researcher

Christina Harward is a Russia Researcher on the Russia/Ukraine portfolio at the Institute for the Study of War. She received a B.A. in Slavic Studies and Political Science from Columbia University. Her research interests have included the Russia-China relationship, Russian militarization of the Arctic and the Russian diaspora in the Baltics. Previously, she graduated from the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in St. Petersburg, Russia and danced professionally with companies in Estonia and the United States.

ISW Publications: 

The Russian Orthodox Church declares “holy war” against Ukraine and articulates tenets of Russia’s emerging official Nationalist ideology, March 30, 2024

WARNING: Transnistria May Organize a Referendum on Annexation to Russia to Support Russian Hybrid Operation Against Moldova, February 22, 2024

Russian Offensive Campaign Assessment, December 28, 2023 

ISW Briefing Room:

Episode 33: Why Russia Wants to Destabilize Moldova, April 3, 2024

Content by