Steven Pifer is William J Perry Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, affiliated with the Center for International Security and Cooperation and Europe Center. He is also a nonresident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution.
Pifer is a retired Foreign Service officer. His more than 25 years with the Department of State included assignments as deputy assistant secretary of state responsible for Russia and Ukraine, U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, and special assistant to the President and senior director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia on the National Security Council. He also served at the U.S. embassies in Warsaw, Moscow and London, as well as in Geneva with the U.S. delegation to the negotiation on intermediate-range nuclear forces.
Following his retirement from the Foreign Service, Pifer spent nine years as a resident scholar at the Brookings Institution, where he authored The Eagle and the Trident: U.S.-Ukraine Relations in Turbulent Times. He is a graduate of Stanford with a BA in economics.
Soc Sci Res Assoc, Center for International Security and Cooperation
Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Nuclear arms control and nuclear weapons policy, Ukraine, Russia, European secuiity
UKRAINE, NATO, AND RUSSIA
TURKISH POLICY QUARTERLY
2020; 19 (2): 43–53
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- Washington-Moscow nuclear verification: Tensions and solutions Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 2018; 74 (5): 297-304
- The Eagle and the Trident: U.S.-Ukraine Relations in Turbulent Times Brookings Institution. 2017
- The Opportunity: Next Steps in Reducing Nuclear Arms Brookings Institution. 2012