Toby T. Gati

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Toby T. Gati
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Toby T. Gati
Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research
In office
November 5, 1993 – May 31, 1997
President Bill Clinton
Preceded by Douglas P. Mulholland
Succeeded by Phyllis E. Oakley
Personal details
Born Toby Trister Gati
Nationality American

Toby Trister Gati (born 1946) was the United States Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research from 1993 to 1997.


Toby T. Gati was educated at Pennsylvania State University, receiving a B.A. in Russian Literature and Language in 1967. She then attended Columbia University, receiving an M.A. in 1970, Master of International Affairs in 1972, and a certificate from the Harriman Institute.

A Russian expert, Gati published several articles on the politics and foreign policy of the Soviet Union and the Russian Federation and on U.S. - Russian relations. She was Senior Vice President of the United Nations Association of the United States of America and in this capacity oversaw the organization's research on international political, economic and security issues.

In January 1993, Gati became a Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine, and the Eurasian States at the United States National Security Council. She left this position in June 1993.

President of the United States Bill Clinton then nominated Gati as Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research and Gati held this office from November 5, 1993 until May 31, 1997. She told the current US ambassador, Samantha Power, for a book: “Ethnic cleansing was not a priority of our policy. When you make an original decision you are not going to respond, then I’m sorry, these things are going to happen.”[1]

Since leaving government service, Gati has worked as a consultant with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, an international law firm.


Government offices
Preceded by
Douglas P. Mulholland
Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research
November 5, 1993 – May 31, 1997
Succeeded by
Phyllis E. Oakley