Eugene Rumer is a senior associate and the director of Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program.
Rumer’s research focuses on political, economic, and security trends in Russia and former Soviet states as well as on Russia’s foreign policy, especially its relations with the United States, China, and the Middle East.
Prior to joining Carnegie, Rumer was the national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. National Intelligence Council from 2010 to 2014. In this role he led the intelligence community’s analytic efforts and served as senior intelligence adviser to the policy community.
From 2000 to 2010 Rumer was senior fellow, research director, and interim director at the Institute for National Strategic Studies, a U.S. Department of Defense think tank supporting the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He has also served on the National Security Council staff and at the State Department.
During his career, Rumer has held research appointments at the RAND Corporation (including three years as RAND’s representative in Moscow), the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He has taught at Georgetown University and the George Washington University and published widely.