Paul Schwartz, J.D.
Research Scientist


Paul Schwartz is a leading expert on the Russian military, specifically on Russia's security policy, military modernization programs, nuclear weapons systems, military operations in Ukraine and INF Treaty violations, as well as Sino-Russian defense cooperation and military balance in the Baltics. He also routinely evaluates the capabilities of advanced weapon systems, long-term trends in the development of defense technologies, and their implications for military balance.

Prior to joining CNA, Schwartz was an attorney at Hogan & Hartson's Technology Law Group.

Schwartz holds an M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University's Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, a J.D. from The George Washington University and a B.S. in Business Administration from George Mason University.


July 12, 2019

Paul Schwartz says the Russians, "are notorious about advertising one particular date and then having that date slip and then slip again and then slip again."

National Defense: "Special Report: China, Russia Hypersonic Programs - Real Progress or Bluster?"

January 22, 2018

Paul Schwartz says, "Since 2014, Russia has clearly emerged as NATO's most significant state-based security challenge."

Marine Corps Times: "Peer Competitors Ready to 'Hand It to Us,' Marine General Says"

June 20, 2017

CNA VP and Center for Strategic Studies Director Eric Thompson, Ph.D. and analyst Paul Schwartz, J.D. spoke on maritime security challenges in the Eastern Mediterranean at The Kiel Seapower Series in Kiel, Germany. Learn more.

June 15, 2017

Radio Free Europe quotes CNA analyst Paul Schwartz, J.D. in “Has Russia Grown Weary of Putin’s Phone-In?”

December 27, 2016

BBC World News interviews CNA analyst Paul Schwartz regarding the meeting in Moscow between Russia, China and Pakistan to discuss a joint approach to the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan (clip unavailable)


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