Andrea Kendall-Taylor is a Senior Fellow and director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). She works on national security challenges facing the U.S. and Europe, focusing on Russia, threats to democracy, and the state of the transatlantic alliance.
Prior to joining CNAS, she served for eight years as a senior intelligence officer. From 2015 to 2018, she was a deputy national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council (NIC) in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). In this role, she led the U.S. intelligence community’s strategic analysis on Russia, represented the NIC in interagency policy meetings, provided analysis to the National Security Council, and briefed the DNI and other senior staff for White House and international meetings. Prior to joining the NIC, Andrea was a senior analyst with the CIA.
Outside of CNAS, Kendall-Taylor has been a CNN national security analyst. Her work has been published in numerous political science and policy journals, including the Journal of Peace Research, Democratization, Journal of Democracy, Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, The Washington Quarterly, and Foreign Policy. She received her BA in politics from Princeton University and her PhD in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles. She was a Fulbright scholar in Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan, where she conducted dissertation research on oil and autocracy