Mark Simakovsky


Mark Simakovsky is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. He served as chief of staff in the Europe/NATO Office at the U.S. Defense Department, served as Russia director in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy during the 2014 Russian invasion of Ukraine, and advised Defense Secretary Robert Gates throughout Russia’s 2008 invasion of Georgia.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the G-20 leaders summit in Osaka on June 29.
Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the G-20 leaders summit in Osaka on June 29.
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 25: A mural depicting a winking Vladimir Putin taking off his Donald Trump mask is painted on a storefront outside of the Levee bar in Brooklyn on February 25, 2017 in New York City. The mural, painted by Damien Mitchell, sits in the popular Williamsburg neighborhood and has become a minor attraction with people photographing and taking selfies beside it. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 25: A mural depicting a winking Vladimir Putin taking off his Donald Trump mask is painted on a storefront outside of the Levee bar in Brooklyn on February 25, 2017 in New York City. The mural, painted by Damien Mitchell, sits in the popular Williamsburg neighborhood and has become a minor attraction with people photographing and taking selfies beside it. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 10:  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (C) leaves the White House May 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Lavrov met with U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss Ukraine, Syria and other bilaterial subjects, according to the White House.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 10: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (C) leaves the White House May 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Lavrov met with U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss Ukraine, Syria and other bilaterial subjects, according to the White House. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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