Angela Stent is professor of Government and Foreign Service and director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies in the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. From 2004-2006 she served as the National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council. From 1999-2001, she served on the Policy Planning Staff of the U. S. Department of State, where she dealt with Russian and Central European affairs. She is a specialist on Soviet and post-Soviet foreign policy, focusing on US-Russian relations, Russia's relations with Europe,and the Russian-German relationship. She has also published works on East-West technology transfer. She has taught at Holy Cross College, M.I.T. and the State Department's Foreign Service Institute. Dr. Stent has served as a consultant to the State Department, to the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, to Shell Oil, and was a senior associate of Cambridge Energy Research Associates (and contributed to their publication Russia 2010). She is on the boards of the US-Russia Business Forum and Supporters of Civil Society in Russia.