Latin America & Caribbean Analyst
Education: BA, University of New Hampshire; Concentrations in Modern European History, Russian Language, and International Affairs. MA in International Affairs, American University.
A lifelong enthusiast of armored vehicles, Thomas serves as an analyst on Forecast International's Military Vehicles Forecast product. In addition, Thomas is responsible for updating the reports and analysis within Forecast International's International Military Markets – Latin America & Caribbean product. Prior to this assignment, Thomas served as a research assistant for Forecast International's analytical team and has made written contributions to the Civil Aircraft Forecast, Military Aircraft Forecast, and Rotorcraft Forecast services. Thomas derives his knowledge from a multidisciplinary background, with a strong emphasis on the history and politics of Russia and the former satellite republics of the Soviet Union. He has studied in the Russian Federation at Saint Petersburg State University, and is proficient in the Russian language at an advanced level. As an academic researcher at American University, Thomas conducted research on bureaucratic professionalism in the governments of Belarus and Kazakhstan and compiled professional biographies of Belarusian and Kazakh government officials.