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Paul Saunders

Paul Saunders

Research Analyst
  • Strategy, Policy, Plans, and Programs

Paul Saunders is an expert on Russia's foreign policy and national security strategy and Russian decision-making. He is concurrently president of the Energy Innovation Reform Project, where he works on U.S. domestic energy and climate policy, Russia's energy strategy and policy, and U.S. engagement with Japan and South Korea on energy and technology. He is also a senior fellow in U.S. foreign policy at the Center for the National Interest.

Saunders earned a Master of Arts in Russian and East European studies and a Master of Arts in political science from the University of Michigan. He is proficient in Russian and conversational in German.

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