Thomas E. Graham

Senior Director at Kissinger Associates

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, Mr. 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.