Thomas E. Graham

Kissinger Associates, Inc.

Thomas Graham is managing director of Kissinger Associates, Inc. He joind the firm in 2007.

Previously, Graham was special assistant to President George W. Bush and senior director for Russia on the National Security Council staff from March 2004 to February 2007 and director for Russian affairs on the National Security Council Staff from June 2002 to February 2004. From August 2001 to 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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APR 24, 2014 Podcast

Ukraine and U.S.-Russian Relations

With balance and objectivity, seasoned Russian policy expert Tom Graham tackles the thorny question of Ukraine and the wider scope of U.S.-Russia relations ...

CREDIT: Dennis Doyle, Carnegie Council

SEP 9, 2011 Podcast

What Should be the Next Phase in U.S.-Russia Relations?

Reflecting on U.S.-Russia relations, Thomas Graham and Nikolas Gvosdev agree that there is an urgent need to find a common strategic purpose that ...

CREDIT: Dennis Doyle, Carnegie Council

SEP 9, 2011 Transcript

What Should be the Next Phase in U.S.-Russia Relations?

Reflecting on U.S.-Russia relations, Thomas Graham and Nikolas Gvosdev agree that there is an urgent need to find a common strategic purpose that ...

CREDIT: Dennis Doyle, Carnegie Council

SEP 6, 2011 Article

The Future of U.S.-Russian Relations

Can the United States and Russia finally put their zero-sum competition in Eurasia behind them so that they can concentrate on the common strategic challenges ...

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AUG 5, 2011 Transcript

Thomas E. Graham on the End of the Cold War and Beyond

Graham discusses the turbulent period of the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s in Russia, including the relationship between Yeltsin and Gorbachev and the role ...