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Boris Zilberman

Deputy Director of Congressional Relations

Areas of Impact:

Russia

Biography:

Boris Zilberman lends his background and expertise on a range of legislative issues encompassing defense and foreign affairs to FDD’s relationship with Washington’s leading policy makers. With a focus on the Middle East and Russia, Boris is an authoritative voice helping to frame complex issues affecting America and her allies.

Boris leads FDD’s Russia work as part of the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance which focuses on the evolving financial and strategic developments in the US-Russia relationship.

Prior to joining FDD, Boris spent five years working as Manager of Defense Programs in the policy and government affairs department at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). He also carries coalition-building experience from his time at a Washington-based public affairs firm.

Boris holds an MA in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University and a BA degree in Political Science and Russian from The University of Alabama. He was born in Moscow and is fluent in Russian.

Boris Zilberman lends his background and expertise on a range of legislative issues encompassing defense and foreign affairs to FDD’s relationship with Washington’s leading policy makers. With a focus on the Middle East and Russia, Boris is an authoritative voice helping to frame complex issues affecting America and her allies.

Boris leads FDD’s Russia work as part of the Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance which focuses on the evolving financial and strategic developments in the US-Russia relationship.

Prior to joining FDD, Boris spent five years working as Manager of Defense Programs in the policy and government affairs department at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). He also carries coalition-building experience from his time at a Washington-based public affairs firm.

Boris holds an MA in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University and a BA degree in Political Science and Russian from The University of Alabama. He was born in Moscow and is fluent in Russian.

Increasing U.S.-Ukraine Cyber Cooperation is a Step in the Right Direction

15th May 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

Increasing U.S.-Ukraine Cyber Cooperation is a Step in the Right Direction

Boris Zilberman, Trevor Logan

In early May, the State Department announced a doubling to $10 million of U.S. assistance to Ukraine for the strengthening of its cyber defenses. The increased funding is an important signal that the U.S. stands with Kyiv as it faces a sustained and evolving cyber threat from Russia, yet addressing the ceaseless barrage of cyber attacks from Moscow will take more than the added funding. more...

Analysis & Commentary

15th May 2018 – FDD Policy Brief

Increasing U.S.-Ukraine Cyber Cooperation is a Step in the Right Direction

Boris Zilberman, Trevor Logan

In early May, the State Department announced a doubling to $10 million of U.S. assistance to Ukraine for the strengthening of its cyber defenses. The increased funding is an important signal that the U.S. stands with Kyiv as it faces a sustained and evolving cyber threat from Russia, yet addressing the ceaseless barrage of cyber attacks from Moscow will take more than the added funding. more...

16th April 2018 – Quoted by Nick Wadhams, Ilya Arkhipov, and Margaret Talev - Bloomberg

Syria Strikes Lock U.S. and Russia Into New Era of Animosity

Boris Zilberman

A few weeks ago, Donald Trump invited Vladimir Putin to meet -- maybe even at the White House. After U.S.-led missile strikes in Syria, the two nations’ officials can’t get into the same room without insulting each other. more...

16th April 2018 – i24 News

The Rundown

Boris Zilberman

FDD's Boris Zilberman joins i24 News to discuss the administration's scaling back on the newest round of Russian sanctions. more...

14th April 2018 – Bulgaria National Radio

Saturday 150

Boris Zilberman

FDD's Boris Zilberman joins Saturday 150 to discuss the new sanctions against Russia by the US targeting 38 Russian companies and politicians. more...