Einhorn, Robert

Einhorn, Robert

Washington, USA
Brookings Institution
Senior Fellow
Russian-American and multilateral arms control,
nuclear nonproliferation and regional security (Iran, the Greater Middle East, South Asia, Northeast Asia),
US nuclear weapons policy

Born on December 7, 1947.

Robert Einhorn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government from Cornell University, USA, and a Master’s degree in Public Affairs and International Relations from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, USA.

In 1972–1986, Robert Einhorn held various positions at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), where he dealt with strategic weapons, nuclear test limitation, chemical and biological weapons control, nonproliferation and other security issues. In 1982–1986, he represented ACDA to the strategic arms reduction talks with the Soviet Union. Robert Einhorn was a member of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff (1986–1992), Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (1992–1999) and Assistant Secretary of State for Nonproliferation (1999–2001). In 2001–2009, he was a Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), USA, where he directed the Proliferation Prevention Program. In 2009–2013, he served as the U.S. Department’s Special Advisor for Nonproliferation and Arms Control, a position created by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Since May 2013, Robert Einhorn has been working at the Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C., USA.

Robert Einhorn is a Senior Fellow in the Arms Control and NonProliferation Initiative and the Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology, both housed within the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Instituton. He is the author of numerous research works in the field of arms control and nonproliferation.

PIR Center Advisory Board Member since 2007.


  • Campbell K., Einhorn R., Reiss M. The Nuclear Tipping Point: Why States Reconsider their Nuclear Choices. Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2004. — 366 p.
  • Einhorn R., Flournoy M. Protecting against the Spread of Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons: An Action Agenda for the Global Partnership. CSIS Reports, Volume 1. Washington: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2003. — 52 p.
  • Einhorn R. Negotiating from Strength: Leverage in U.S.-Soviet Arms Control Negotiations. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1984. — 120 p.

F11/MIN – 03/23