Eugene Rumer

Director and Senior Associate
Russia and Eurasia Program
Rumer, a former national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. National Intelligence Council, is a senior associate and the director of Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program.


BA, Boston University 
MA, Georgetown University
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology



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 U.S. policy toward that region.

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. Earlier, he held research appointments at the National Defense University, the International Institute for Strategic Studies, and the RAND Corporation. He has also served on the National Security Council staff and at the State Department, taught at Georgetown University and the George Washington University, and published widely.

  • WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show April 16, 2015
    Ukraine in Perspective

    As Ukraine’s conflict with Russian-backed separatists enters its second year, the United States and Europe need to formulate a new policy toward the region.

  • Bloomberg TV February 23, 2015
    Sanctions Will Not Deter Putin

    The West’s policy of imposing sanctions on Russia and sending weapons to Kyiv will not cause the Kremlin to change its course on Ukraine.

  • WBUR On Point with Tom Ashbrook February 4, 2015
    U.S. Weighs Ukrainian Military Aid

    Russia is backing a new offensive in the Donbas and economic sanctions are not stopping it. Should U.S. military aid to Ukraine be the next step?

  • Bloomberg TV April 15, 2014
    Ukraine Crisis Hits a New Phase

    The Ukraine crisis has reached a new phase that could lead to outright conflict between Ukraine and Russia. However, it is not clear what Russia’s strategy is in Ukraine and what it hopes to achieve.

  • KCRW’s To the Point March 3, 2014
    What's Next in Ukraine and Syria for the US and Russia?

    Putin interprets the victory of the Maidan in Ukraine as a victory of anti-Russian and pro-Western forces. He is very concerned about the possibility of having an anti-Russian state right on the Russian border.

  • Bloomberg TV February 21, 2014
    Will the Ukraine Peace Pact Hold?

    The situation in Ukraine remains fluid and it is not clear whether the agreement between Yanukovych and the opposition leaders will hold.

  • April 20, 2016 Washington, DC
    Return to Cold War

    The 2014 crisis in Ukraine sent a tottering U.S.-Russian relationship over a cliff—a dangerous descent into deep mistrust, severed ties, and potential confrontation reminiscent of the Cold War period.

  • September 10, 2015 Washington, DC
    Ukraine Reform Monitor Launch

    The recent violent protests in Kyiv during parliamentary debates about constitutional changes and autonomy for eastern Ukraine underscore the country’s daunting domestic challenges.

  • June 1, 2015 Brussels
    Ukraine Unrest: Unraveling Post–Cold War Order?

    Despite the Ukraine crisis being the most serious between Russia and the West since the Cold War, the West must not forget the importance of stable relations with Moscow.

  • February 20, 2015 Washington, DC
    Conflict in Ukraine

    The current conflict in Ukraine has spawned the most serious crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.

  • February 19, 2015 Washington, DC 中文
    Debate: Should the West Arm Ukraine?

    Western capitals have a broad commitment to support Ukraine’s government, but the form this support should take has been much debated.

  • October 23, 2014 Beijing
    The China-U.S.-Russia Trilateral Dynamic and Implications for Global Stability

    The Ukraine crisis has isolated Russia, and consequently tightened Beijing and Moscow’s ties. How will these dynamics affect stability and the balance of power in Eurasia and Central Asia?


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