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Kurt Volker

Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations


Also serves as a professor of practice and is developing international leadership programs at Arizona State University; most recently was Center for Transatlantic Relations managing director; previously U.S. ambassador to NATO; was principal deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State; former director for NATO and West European Affairs at the National Security Council; was deputy chief of staff for NATO's Office of the Secretary General; former legislative fellow in the office of Senator John McCain; as U.S. Foreign Service officer, served in Brussels, Budapest, London and Washington, D.C.; was intelligence analyst for Northern Europe with the Central Intelligence Agency; M.A., international relations, The George Washington University



  • Afghanistan
  • Eastern Europe
  • Balkans
  • Turkey
  • Western Europe
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Italy


  • American Defense Policy
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Energy and Security
  • European Union and Transatlantic Relations
  • International Relations
  • NATO
  • Strategic and Security Issues
  • U.S. Congress and Foreign Policy
  • U.S. Presidency and Foreign Policy


  • French
  • Hungarian
  • Swedish