Mary Karol Cline
Mary Karol Cline is a director in Eurasia Group's Corporate Advisory Services team, and is based in Washington, DC. Her primary responsibility is to monitor and interpret global political trends and help clients assess risks and opportunities around the world.
Most recently, Mary was a Scholar in Residence at the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Affairs in Dubai and a Research Fellow at the Dubai School of Government, where she focused on Middle East energy politics and regional economics. While at the US Department of State in Washington (2001 - 2007), Mary served as an expert on Russian Affairs in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. She contributed regularly to the Secretary's intelligence assessments, produced political assessments distributed to the White House, National Security Council, Congress, and Intelligence Community, and was responsible for daily and on-demand briefings to decision-makers. She also served on the desk of Central Asian and Caucasus affairs. Mary has worked at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in Munich and Reuters in New York City, and has served as a consultant with Defense Group International in Washington and Stiftung Wissenshaft und Politik in Ebenhausen, Germany.
Mary completed her PhD at UCLA in political science in 2000 with a specialization in quantitative methods and comparative politics. During her studies, she also was a graduate fellow at The RAND Corporation in Santa Monica and spent 2 years in Moscow leading a large-scale research project on energy sector politics and privatization during Russia's tumultuous transition to a market economy. Mary received her BA from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.