Paul Schwartz

Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program
Paul N. Schwartz

Paul Schwartz is a non-resident senior associate with the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). His research portfolio is focused on the Russian military and its defense and security policy. He has been involved in numerous studies on Russia’s military strategy, capabilities, and doctrine; its recent campaigns in Ukraine, Syria, and Georgia; its military modernization and arms sales programs; and its defense industrial base. Recent research efforts have focused on Russia’s ground forces, military training, and logistics; Russia’s naval doctrine; and Kremlin decisionmaking. Mr. Schwartz has also written extensively on Russia-China relations with special emphasis on the military dimension, and he has conducted in-depth research on Russia’s relations with Iran and the DPRK. He is a frequent speaker on Russian military and defense policy and is routinely consulted on such matters by members of the media. Prior to joining CSIS, Mr. Schwartz had a long career in the legal profession at Hogan & Hartson, a D.C.-based international law firm, and at SAIC and Digital Equipment Corporation, two premier U.S. defense companies.