Thomas Graham joined Kissinger Associates, Inc., as a senior director in 2007. He was special assistant to the president and senior director for Russia on the National Security Council Staff from March 2004-February 2007 and director for Russian Affairs on the National Security Council Staff from June 2002-February 2004. From August 2001-May 2002, he served as the associate director of the Policy Planning Staff of the Department of State.
From 1998-2001, Graham was a senior associate in the Russia/Eurasia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. During this period, he was a frequent commentator on Russian affairs and U.S.-Russian relations. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, and in European and Russian publications.
From 1984-1998, he was a Foreign Service officer. His assignments included two tours of duty at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, where he served as head of the political/internal unit and acting political counselor. Between tours in Moscow, he worked on Russian and Soviet affairs on the Policy Planning Staff of the Department of State and as a policy assistant in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy.
He is the author of Russia's Decline and Uncertain Recovery (2002) and co-author of U.S.-Russian Relations at the Turn of the Century (2000).
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