Mr. Chris Bort Senior Analyst
U.S. Intelligence Community
Topic: How Sustainable is
Chris Bort has been a Russia specialist
for over 27 years for the U.S. Intelligence Community, at
both the National Security Agency and CIA, where he analyzes
and interprets Russia’s political and policy direction for
the U.S. Government’s top policymakers and helps lead the
Community’s efforts to understand Russia.
He speaks near-native Russian and has
spent a good deal of time in the Soviet Union and
post-Soviet Russia, following its trajectory from Communist
superpower to broken and impoverished former empire, to its
current uncertain resurgence.
He received his BA in Russian in 1981
from the University of Maryland and his MA from George
Washington University in 1986.