Kyiv Security Forum

Steven PIFER

Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe; Director, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative, Brookings Institution, U.S.

Steven Pifer is a nonresident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution, where he spent nine years as a resident scholar focusing on arms control, Ukraine and Russia. A retired Foreign Service officer, his more than 25 years with the State Department included assignments as deputy assistant secretary of state with responsibilities 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 in Warsaw, Geneva, Moscow and London.