John W. Parker, PhD (CSR)
John W. Parker joined INSS at the National Defense University as a Visiting Research Fellow in January 2010. He served previously in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research, where he was Deputy Office Director and Chief of the Division for Caucasus and Central Asia in the Office for Russian and Eurasian Analysis.
His principal areas of expertise are Russia and the states of the former Soviet Union and Russian-Iranian relations. He has served two tours at the American Embassy in Moscow and was Deputy Director of the U.S. Information Agency’s “Research and Development—USA” exhibit in the USSR in 1972. He has also been a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution.
He holds degrees from Indiana University (B.A.) and Yale University (Ph.D.)
Persian Dreams: Moscow and Tehran Since the Fall of the Shah, Potomac Books, 2009.
Kremlin in Transition: Gorbachev, Unwin Hyman, 1991.
Kremlin in Transition: From Brezhnev to Chernenko, Unwin Hyman, 1991.