Brian Whitmore is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Russia Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), in Washington D.C. He is also the author of The Power Vertical Blog and host of The Power Vertical Podcast, both of which focus on Russian affairs.
Prior to joining CEPA, he was Senior Russia Analyst for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. Prior to joining RFE, Whitmore worked as a foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe in Moscow and in Prague.
He has worked as a graduate lecturer in the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of South Carolina, and as a visiting lecturer in the History Faculty at Mechnikov National University in Odessa, Ukraine and the International Relations Faculty at St. Petersburg State University in Russia.
Whitmore’s work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, and elsewhere. He has appeared as an expert commentator on CNN, the BBC World Service, NPR and various other media.
Whitmore has a an MA in Political Science from Villanova University and BA in Politics from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.