Peter Zwack

Peter Zwack

Adjunct Fellow

Areas of Expertise

  • Russia/Eurasian relations, international relations, national security


  • B.A. in political science and history, University of Denver
  • M.S. in strategic intelligence, National Intelligence University
  • M.A. in national security and strategic studies, Naval War College


Brig. Gen. Zwack retired after more than 34 years of U.S. military service in key leadership and staff positions in Afghanistan, South Korea, Balkans and Germany. Zwack currently serves as the Senior Russia-Eurasian Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies at the National Defense University.

Zwack represented the U.S. Department of Defense as senior defense attaché to the Russian Federation in Moscow, where he was eyewitness to the tumultuous events and troubling changes involving Russia and our security relationship over the past year. Zwack has received many awards and decorations including the Bronze Star, Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, the Afghanistan, Kosovo, Korea and NATO Medals, the Ranger Tab and Paratrooper badge.