Mason Clark

Lead Russia Analyst


Mason Clark is the Lead Russia Analyst at the Institute for the Study of War. His research focuses on Russian military capabilities and learning, Kremlin integration efforts in the former Soviet Union and Russian strategic calculus. Mason has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New Yorker, BBC, Voice of America, Task & Purpose, Defense One, the Kyiv Post, and others. He regularly briefs senior military and civilian decision makers on Russian military capabilities and the Kremlin’s global campaigns. Mason received a B.A. with Honors in International Studies with a focus on US Foreign Policy and Russian from American University’s School of International Service.

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