Paul N. Schwartz

Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Russia and Eurasia Program
Associated Programs: Russia and Eurasia Program

Paul Schwartz is a nonresident senior associate with the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program. He is an expert on the Russian military and its defense and security policy, with a special emphasis on Russian defense technology programs, its defense industrial base, Russian arms export programs, and the future development of Russia’s military capabilities. He has written extensively on these topics, including several recent articles on the Ukraine crisis, Russia’s alleged INF Treaty violations, Sino-Russian defense cooperation, Russia’s military modernization programs, and the capabilities of selected Russian weapon systems. He is also a frequent speaker on Russian military and defense policy, and is regularly consulted on such matters by members of the media. Prior to CSIS, Mr. Schwartz had career of over 20 years working at Hogan & Hartson, an international law firm, and in the defense sector at SAIC and Digital Equipment Corporation. As an attorney with Hogan & Hartson’s Technology Law Group, he handled legal matters involving a wide range of emerging technologies for clients worldwide. In the information technology field, he worked on high-level projects for the U.S. military, Department of Defense, and NASA, including the F-22 Program, Air Force Systems Command, U.S. Army Medical R&D Command, and the Space Station Freedom Project. Mr. Schwartz holds an M.A. in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a J.D. from George Washington University.