Sydney Duckor

Research Fellow and Program Officer

Areas Of Expertise

  • Defense Technology
  • Russia International Relations
  • U.S. National Security Strategy

Sydney Duckor joined the American Foreign Policy Council as a Research Fellow and Program Officer in June 2021. She serves as the main point of contact with the policymaking community in AFPC’s Washington, D.C. office. She assists in the coordination of event management, AFPC’s intern program, and related organizational matters. Ms. Duckor specializes in U.S. grand strategy, U.S. defense capabilities, and U.S.-Russia relations. Her most recent research projects include a study on hybrid warfare tactics in Ukraine and a strategic primer policy paper (in-progress) on the military applications of artificial intelligence. Ms. Duckor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, with concentrations in National Security Policy and Europe and Eurasia. During her time at GWU, Ms. Duckor interned at the U.S. Department of State, where she focused on European security issues and arms control, and the U.S. House of Representatives as a policy intern.