Adjunct Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program
Peter Schroeder is an expert on Russian foreign and security policy, with nearly two decades of experience working on Russia and Eurasia in various roles in the Intelligence Community (IC) and US Government, running analytic programs and providing impactful analysis to the senior-most US national security leaders.
Mr. Schroeder was previously the Principal Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) from 2018-2022. As the PDNIO, Mr. Schroeder advised and supported the President, Director of National Intelligence, other senior officials, and Congressional leaders through authoritative assessments, including flagship National Intelligence Estimates. He led IC-wide programs and projects on a range of high-profile issues, including Russia’s relations with China, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Central Asia, arms control, and election interference.
Mr. Schroeder was also a senior analyst and manager at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where he was a member of the Senior Analytic Service. At the CIA, Mr. Schroeder led an analytic branch responsible for assessing all facets of European foreign policy. He also served as a senior analyst on the Russia-Ukraine crisis and previously drove strategic analysis on defense and security issues in Russia and Eurasia.
Mr. Schroeder also served in the State Department at the US Embassy in Moscow, Russia, where he advised Embassy and State Department leaders on foreign policy developments in Russia and their implications for the United States.
Mr. Schroeder received his BA in History from the University of Virginia and his MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University.
Recent Publications & News
Putin turns to smear campaign in power move
By Peter Schroeder
Chaos in Russia brings uncertainty, opportunities for war in Ukraine
By Peter Schroeder