Parker, John W.

Visiting Research Fellow

Areas of Expertise: Intelligence Policy, Russia and Eurasia

Dr. John W. Parker is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Center for Strategic Research, Institute for National Strategic Studies, at the National Defense University. He served previously in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, where he was Deputy Office Director and Chief of the Division for Caucasus and Central Asia in the Office for Russian and Eurasian Analysis. His principal areas of expertise are Russia and the states of the former Soviet Union and Russian-Iranian relations. He has served two tours at the American Embassy in Moscow, where he was Chief of the Political/Internal Section from 1989 to 1991, and was Deputy Director of the U.S. Information Agency’s “Research and Development—USA” exhibit in the Soviet Union in 1972. Dr. Parker has also been a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University and a Ph.D. from Yale University.