Toby Trister Gati

United States

Senior International Advisor, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Washington, DC; Member of the Council on Foreign Relations (United States).

Board Member, U.S.-Russia Business Council (USRBC); Member, Board of Directors and International Advisory Council, Moscow School of Civic Education (MSCE).

Previous positions: Senior Vice President for Policy Studies at the United Nations Association of the United States of America in New York City (until 1992); Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton and Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and the Eurasian States at the National Security Council (1993); Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research (INR) (1993–1997).

Research interests: Russian foreign and economic policy, U.S.-Russian relations, U.S. foreign policy, the role of international organizations in international politics.

Her most recent articles have focused on US and Russian foreign policy, on the development of U.S.-Russian relations, on Russia’s law on foreign investment in strategic sectors, on the role of state corporations in the Russian economy and on the growing interest in renewable and alternative energy in Russia.


Valdai Club Experts: Agreement on Syrian Chemical Weapons Withdrawal Can…
The US-Russian plan to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons is an opportunity for Russia to demonstrate the role it intends to play in international relations.The Western models of democracy cannot be
Obama and Putin Take the Measure of Each Other at the G-20 in Los Cabos: What…
The Russian leadership will have to decide where the U.S. fits into the foreign policy priorities of the Russian Federation and whether an anti-American strategy at home is compatible with a
Some Thoughts on 9/11, Ten Years After
The conventional narrative in Russia has been that American spurned Russia’s outstretched hand after 9/11 and thus lost an opportunity to build a solid anti-terrorist coalition. Russia remains hostile
Russia Was Not All That Opposed to NATO Expansion
The problem is that Russia did not know what it wanted. And to this day it does not know ... What is Russia - Western, Eastern, an embodiment of the Third Way? It is easy to pass mistakes off onto