Andrea Kendall-Taylor Biography
Andrea Kendall-Taylor is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Center for a New American Security’s Transatlantic Security Program (CNAS). She focuses on the national security concerns that the United States and Europe face, with a particular emphasis on Russia, authoritarianism and dangers to democracy, and the condition of the Transatlantic partnership.
Andrea Kendall-Taylor National Security Council
Andrea worked as a senior intelligence officer for eight years before joining CNAS. She served as the Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council (NIC) in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence from 2015 to 2018. (DNI). Andrea directed the United States intelligence community’s strategic analysis on Russia in this post, representing the IC in interagency policy discussions, providing analysis to the National Security Council, and briefing the DNI and other senior staff for White House and international meetings. Andrea worked as a senior analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) before joining the NIC, where she focused on Russia and Eurasia, the political dynamics of autocracies, and democratic decline.
Andrea teaches at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service as an adjunct lecturer. Her work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Peace Research, Democratization, Journal of Democracy, Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post, the Washington Quarterly, and Foreign Policy.
Andrea holds a B.A. in political science from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was a Fulbright scholar in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, where she researched oil and authoritarianism for her dissertation.