January 29 - 31, 2020 | Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria , VA

Jeffrey Edmonds

Research Scientist Center for Naval Analyses (CNA)

Jeffrey Edmonds is an expert on Russia and Eurasia. His research focuses on the Russian military, foreign policy, Russian threat perceptions, and Russian information and cyber operations.

Most recently, Edmonds served as the Director for Russia on the National Security Council and acting Senior Director for Russia during the 2017 presidential transition. While on the NSC, Edmonds advised the president and his senior staff on Russia-related national security topics including the Ukraine and Syria crises, Russian military, foreign policy, threat perceptions, and information operations. Edmonds was also the lead director during a review of the United States policy towards Russia, culminating in a presidentially approved strategy that had global impact.

Prior to the NSC, Edmonds served as a military analyst with the Central Intelligence Agency, covering Eurasian militaries. He has served in the U.S. Army on both active duty and the reserves for 22 years, with tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Edmonds holds an M.P.A. from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, an M.A. from Boston University in Religious Studies, and a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has a working knowledge of Russian.

Main Day Conference 2

Friday, January 31st, 2020

1:45 PM Understanding Russian Military Radar Development and Concepts of Operation

This session will provide an overview of Russian radar military development as it relates to their concept of operations. Our speaker, Jeffrey Edmonds, will shine a light on Russian radar developments and detail their concept of operations to highlight their efforts to advance current detection, tracking, and overall radar capabilities.

-Western concept of A2/AD operations
-Russian radar developments of note
-Approaches to curb ongoing development of radar and information operations

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Jeffrey.

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