Fiona Hill

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Fiona Hill is the National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which coordinates the United States intelligence community. National Intelligence Officers are the key members of the National Intelligence Council, which prepares the highest-level intelligence estimates for the U.S. government.

She is on leave as a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. Her areas of research, focused on Russia, relations among the states of the former Soviet Union, the Caucasus region, Central Asia, ethno-political conflicts in Eurasia, and energy and strategic issues. [1]

Prior to joining The Brookings Institution, Dr. Hill was Director of Strategic Planning at the Eurasia Foundation in Washington, DC. From 1994-1999, she was Associate Director of the Strengthening Democratic Institutions Project, Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. Earlier at Harvard, she directed the project on Ethnic Conflict in the former Soviet Union, and was Coordinator of Harvard's Trilateral Study on Japanese-Russian-U.S. Relations

Dr. Hill is also President of the St. Andrews University American Foundation, and on the editorial boards of Demokratizatsiya and the Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has been a consultant to The Hague Initiative (an international roundtable on the resolution of conflicts in the Russian Federation and the former Soviet Union, with a special focus on the 1994-1996 war in Chechnya), and has testified before Congress on the war in Chechnya, human rights in Central Asia, the role of the Central Asian states in the US war against terrorism, and long-term security threats in post-Soviet Eurasia.


  • Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard University
  • M.A. degree in Russian and Modern History from St. Andrews University in Scotland
  • A.M. degree in Soviet Studies and a Ph.D. in History from Harvard University
  • Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages in Moscow.