Mason Clark is the Russia Team Lead and Research Analyst on the Russia and Ukraine portfolio at the Institute for the Study of War. His work focuses on Russian military adaptation and learning in Syria. His work has been cited by Task & Purpose, Defense One, the Kyiv Post, the New York Times, BBC, and others. He has briefed multiple senior military and civilian decision makers on Russian military development 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.