Boris Zilberman serves as deputy director of congressional relations at FDD where he lends his background and expertise on a range of legislative issues encompassing defense and foreign affairs to FDD’s relationship with Washington’s leading policy makers. With a focus on the Middle East and Russia, Boris is an authoritative voice helping to frame complex issues affecting America and her allies.
Boris leads FDD’s Russia work as part of FDD’s Center on Sanctions and Illicit Finance, which focuses on the evolving financial and strategic developments in the U.S.-Russia relationship.
Prior to joining FDD, Boris spent five years working as manager of defense programs in the policy and government affairs department at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). He also carries coalition-building experience from his time at a Washington-based public affairs firm.
Boris was born in Moscow and is fluent in Russian. He holds an MA in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Political Science and Russian from The University of Alabama.