Melinda Haring


Fellow - Eurasia Program

Research Areas:

Democracy (in Azerbaija, Georgia, and Russia), the Cold War

Melinda Haring is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the editor of the Atlantic Council’s UkraineAlert blog. Haring is an expert on Ukraine and US democracy promotion, and her analysis has been featured in The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Foreign PolicyNewsweekNovoe VremyaThe American Interest, Kyiv Post, PRI, and broadcast and published by NPR, the BBC, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, and Voice of AmericaShe is the author of the report Reforming the Democracy Bureaucracy, coauthor of Ukraine’s Internally Displaced Persons Hold a Key to Peace (Atlantic Council, 2017), and a contributor to Does Democracy Matter? (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017)Haring has worked for Eurasia Foundation, Freedom House, and the National Democratic Institute, where she managed democracy assistance programs in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Russia. A graduate of Georgetown University, she holds an MA in Government with a certificate in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies. Haring is the vice chair of the board of East Europe Foundation in Kyiv, Ukraine. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.