Senior Russia Analyst for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Brian Whitmore is a senior Russia analyst for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He is the author of The Power Vertical Blog, The Power Vertical Podcast, the Daily Vertical, and the Morning Vertical, all of which focus on Russian affairs. Prior to joining RFE/RL in 2007, Whitmore worked for eight years for the Boston Globe, fi rst in the Globe’s Moscow bureau and later as Central and Eastern European correspondent based in Prague. Whitmore’s work has appeared in leading Western foreign affairs media, including The Atlantic, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, and Newsweek, and he is frequently sought out to provide political commentary, including by CNN, the BBC World Service, and NPR. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Politics from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and an MA in Political Science from Villanova University.