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George Beebe

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    Vice President and Director of Studies, Center for the National Interest

    Full Biography

    George Beebe is Vice President and Director of Studies at the Center for the National Interest. He is the author of the book The Russia Trap: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral into Catastrophe, which was published by Thomas Dunne Book, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, in 2019. He spent more than two decades in government service as an intelligence analyst, diplomat, and policy advisor, including service as director of CIA’s Russia analysis and as Special Advisor to Vice President Cheney for Russia/Eurasia and Intelligence Programs. He was inducted into the Senior Intelligence Service in 2006 and left government service in 2009. Prior to joining the Center for the National Interest, he served as president of a technology company that measured the impact of events, issues, and advertising campaigns on audience views. Beebe holds a B.A. in Political Science from Principia College and an M.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia. He speaks Russian and German.

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