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Steven Karl Pifer (born 1953) is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center on the United States and Europe as well as the Director of Brookings' Arms Control Initiative. He was formerly Senior Adviser with the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington, D.C., and United States Ambassador to Ukraine (1998-2000).
Steven Karl Pifer
|United States Ambassador to Ukraine|
November 10, 1997 – October 9, 2000
|Preceded by||William Green Miller|
|Succeeded by||Carlos Pascual|
|Alma mater||Stanford University|
From 1978 to 2004 He was a foreign service officer with the US Dept. of State. From 1996 to 1997, he served Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia on the National Security Council. From 1998 to 2000, he served as the United States Ambassador to Ukraine. From 2001 to 2004, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, with responsibility for Russia and Ukraine.