Cliff Kupchan is Eurasia Group's chairman and director of research. Cliff has held high-level positions in the US government and regularly meets top foreign leaders. He provides cutting-edge insights on political risk. Cliff has been a leading expert on international relations for more than two decades—in academia, as a US official, and in the private sector—and he speaks frequently to public and private sector audiences.
Cliff often appears on major TV networks and is frequently quoted in the world's leading newspapers. He has published extensively in academic journals and frequently authors op-eds. Cliff currently focuses on US foreign and trade policy, dynamics within the US government, and global hotspots. He is also an expert on US and international sanctions. Throughout his career, he has specialized in the Middle East and Eurasia, and remains very involved in the regions. Before joining Eurasia Group, Cliff held a senior position at the US State Department during the Clinton administration. He previously worked for the House International Relations Committee of the US Congress. Cliff received a master's degree from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree from Brown University.