Dr. David Armitage

Senior Analytic Advisor and Europe specialist,

Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), U.S. Department of State

Dr. David Armitage is a Senior Analytic Advisor and Europe specialist at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR). Since joining State in 2001, Dr. Armitage has held various positions, including as INR representative on the President’s Daily Briefing Staff, acting Director of INR’s Office of Cyber Affairs, and head of INR’s European regional analysis unit. 

From 2016-2017, he was a Fellow in the White House Leadership Development Program, working at the Office of Management and Budget and National Security Council to break down bureaucratic barriers across Federal agencies. From 2011-2013, he served at the National Intelligence Council (NIC), where he focused on strategic issues related to Europe and contributed to the NIC’s Global Trends 2030 study.  From 2004 – 2007, he was a non-resident research fellow at the National Defense University’s Institute for National Strategic Studies, writing on transatlantic cooperation in counterterrorism and post-conflict stabilization.

Dr. Armitage holds a Ph.D. in government and politics from the University of Maryland.