Peter Clement is Senior Research Scholar/Adjunct Professor at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies. He comes to SIPA from CIA, where he served as Deputy Assistant Director of CIA for Europe and Eurasia since 2015. From 2005-2013, he was Deputy Director for Intelligence for Analytic Programs. Other senior positions include tours as Director of the Office of Russian and Eurasian Analysis and CIA’s Russia Issue Manager from 1997-2003. Clement served as the PDB daily briefer for Vice-President Cheney, NSC Adviser Rice and Deputy NSC Adviser Hadley in 2003-2004. He briefly served at the National Security Council as the Director for Russia and later served as the senior CIA representative to the US Mission to the United Nations. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 2001, Clement also taught Russian history and politics for over 10 years at the University of Maryland and the University of Virginia’s northern Virginia campus. He has published journal articles and book chapters on Soviet and Russian foreign policy, Central Asia, and the Cuban missile crisis. Clement holds a Ph.D. in Russian history and an M.A. in Modern European history from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in liberal arts from SUNY-Oswego.

Mr. Clement has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 2001 and is a longtime member of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies. He has taught Russian history and politics for over 10 years at the University of Maryland and the University of Virginia’s northern Virginia campus. Mr. Clement has published some 10 journal articles and book chapters on Soviet and Russian foreign policy, Central Asia, and the Cuban missile crisis.

Mr. Clement holds a PhD in Russian history and an MA in Modern European history from Michigan State University, and a BA in liberal arts from SUNY-Oswego.

Book Chapters

Rob Johnston, Rebecca Fisher, and Peter Clement, “Is Intelligence Analysis a Discipline?,” in Analyzing Intelligence: National Security Practitioners Perspectives, 2nd edition, eds. Roger George and James Bruce (Georgetown University Press, 2014).
“US-Soviet Cooperation in Africa,” in The End of Superpower Conflict in the Third World, ed. Melvin Goodman (Westview Press, 1992).
“Soviet Policy Toward Africa: An Historical Overview,” in Soviet Policy in the Third World, ed. Carol Saivetz (1989).
W. Raymond Duncan and Peter Clement, “The Soviet Union and Central America,” in The USSR and Latin America, ed. by Sam Mujal-Leon (1989).
Mary Desjeans and Peter Clement, “Soviet Policy in Central America” in Soviet Foreign Policy, ed. Robbin Laird (1987).
“Russia-US Relations: A Long Slog Ahead” in Briefing Book for Presidential Candidates, eds. Michael Morell and John McLaughlin (2019).

Journal Articles

“Moscow and Nicaragua: Two Sides of Soviet Policy,” Comparative Strategy (1985).
“Moscow and Southern Africa,” Problems of Communism (1985).

Other Articles

“The Cuban Missile Crisis,” Directorate of Intelligence 1952-2002: Fifty Years of Informing Policy (CIA: 2002).