Former NSC Senior Director for Russia and Central Asia
Eric Green is a non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. In 2023, he completed a 32-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service, reaching the rank of Minister-Counselor. From 2021-23 he served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia and Central Asia in the National Security Council, where he helped design and execute U.S. policy before and during the war in Ukraine. Eric’s previous assignments included service as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland from 2018-19. From 2015-17, he was Director of the Office of Russian Affairs in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in the U.S. Department of State. From 2013-15 he directed the office of Policy, Plans and Coordination in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement.
Eric’s previous assignments include Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Adana, Turkey and Chief of Staff for the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Office. He worked for five years helping to devise and implement U.S. strategy on the Northern Ireland Peace Process, both in Belfast and Washington. Eric holds a B.A. from Grinnell College and an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University.