Senior researcher, known for its geopolitical studies at the Brookings institution Fiona hill can lead the unit of the national security Council under the President of the United States, which oversees the policy with respect to Russia, according to Foreign Policy magazine, citing its sources in the White house.
Fiona hill now “accepts responsibilities” of this position, said the source publication. She considers what to expect in the near future rapprochement between Moscow and Washington is meaningless, says Foreign Policy.
According to the publication, with this appointment, the White house hopes to enlist the support of both parties in the U.S. Congress, where the representatives of Democrats and Republicans in the lower and the upper chamber is concerned with evidence of informal contacts between representatives of trump and Russia and intend supported bills that complicate the process of lifting the sanctions against Russia. Hill is known for his criticism of Vladimir Putin, the magazine notes.
Currently Fiona hill directs the Center for the study of the United States and Europe at the Brookings institution in Washington. She specializiruetsya on Russia and Eurasia, focusing on topics of regional conflicts, energy, and political strategy. In the sphere of her professional interests also the Caucasus and Central Asian countries. Hill was a member of the National intelligence Council in the Obama administration from 2006 to 2009. In addition, in collaboration with his colleague at the Institute Clifford Gaddy she wrote the book “Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin.”
Currently, the US presidential Advisor for national security is Herbert McMaster. He took office after the resignation of Michael Flynn, who was accused that he was negotiating about the abolition of anti-Russian sanctions-Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak. According Foreing Policy, a candidate Fiona hill as the curator for Russia, former adviser to trump on national security Makulu Flynn before his dramatic resignation suggested that his Deputy Keith Kellogg.
Previously, the law that requires the administration of the trump to provide the Congress additional evidence that Moscow no longer supports the campaign to undermine the government of Ukraine and ceased its cyber attacks on the United States, was introduced in the house of representatives (the lower house of Congress) and the Senate (the upper chamber of Congress). The gist of it is that if the White house wants to lift sanctions against Russia, he first have to provide to Congress a detailed justification for this decision and then have to step the 120-day period during which the congressmen themselves will decide whether to accept them or not.
Operative in the Kremlin
The book “Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin” experts at the Brookings institution Clifford Gaddy and Fiona hill, was released in 2013 and was re-released in 2015. She is widely known as one of the most striking attempts in the West to create a psychological portrait of the Russian President.
The authors analysed the different roles that, in their opinion, Vladimir Putin tried on the way to becoming one of the most influential people in the world — “Mute”, “Man of history”, “Surviving the struggle”, “the Outsider”, “a supporter of the free market” and “Detective”.
New, enlarged edition was prepared from June to September 2014, when the West suddenly faced with new, unfamiliar, as it seemed to him, Putin. In addition to the first part of “Becoming operative” in the re-release, a second “Operative in action”: it is devoted to the analysis of the events and backgrounds that shaped the development of the Ukrainian crisis and the actions of the Russian leader.