The Office of Russian and European Analysis
The Office of Russian and European Analysis (OREA) provides intelligence support on a large number of countries that have long been of crucial importance to the United States as allies or as adversaries and are likely to continue to occupy a key place in US national security policy. OREA officers are a mix of generalists and specialists who concentrate on issues ranging from ethnic conflict in the Balkans to the US-Russian relationship:
- OREA analysts have closely followed groundbreaking events in Europe’s postwar history, such as the Solidarity movement in Poland, the breakup of the former Soviet Union, the fall of the Berlin Wall, NATO expansion, and numerous wars in the Balkans.
- Today, OREA’s work is just as exciting. The office provides intelligence analysis and support to arms control negotiations and treaty-monitoring efforts, analyzes the potential benefits and challenges of EU enlargement, and delves into the political and economic landscape of Central Asia—an area of growing interest and importance to the United States.