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John Lechner

John Lechner is an expert on Slavic languages and cultures, and a former intern at the Turkey program of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD).

Prior to FDD, John worked in Mergers & Acquisitions with Lazard Frères’ healthcare team in New York and Emerging Markets fixed income with Deutsche Bank in London.

He holds a BA in Slavic Languages & Literature from Harvard University and speaks Russian fluently, in addition to Turkish, German, Serbo-Croatian, Georgian and Chechen.

His bylines appeared in The American Interest and The National Interest.

Articles by John Lechner

Moldova Tries to Break from Moscow’s Grip

Moldova has made a serious effort to reform itself and break free from Moscow’s sphere of influence. But it needs Western support.

February 23, 2019