Please join the Intelligence Project for a lunch seminar with Daniel Hoffman on “Russia in the Middle East: Return to Realpolitik.” Mr. Hoffman will discuss the history of Russian influence and intervention in the Middle East, and will examine what this means in the context of the current geopolitical climate. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen will moderate. 

Daniel Hoffman is a former Chief of Station and Senior Executive Clandestine Service Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, which included 5 years in Moscow. His combined 30 years of distinguished government service included high-level positions not only within the CIA, but also with the U.S. military, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Department of Commerce. Assignments included tours of duty in the former Soviet Union, Europe, and war zones in both the Middle East and South Asia. During this time, Hoffman developed substantive expertise on geopolitical and transnational issues related to the Middle East, South Asia, Russia, counter-terrorism, and cyber and counter-intelligence. Now in the private sector, Mr. Hoffman remains highly regarded for his policy experience and his work with foreign officials in the regions where he served.