International Leadership Council


H.R. McMaster, Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow; Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Lieutenant General (Ret.), United States Army; Former US National Security Advisor


Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Former Minister of Defense, Federal Republic of Germany

Anne Applebaum, Staff Writer, The Atlantic; Senior Fellow, SNF Agora Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Pulitzer Prize winning author of Gulag: A History

Stephen Biegun, US Deputy Secretary of State (2019-2021); Visiting Policy Practitioner, Weiser Diplomacy Center, University of Michigan

Carl Bildt, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Sweden (1991-1994); Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Sweden (2006-2014); Special Envoy for the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator, World Health Organization

Francis Fukuyama, Political Scientist; Author of The End of History and the Last Man; Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University

Timothy Garton Ash, Historian; Political Author; Professor of European Studies, Oxford University

Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President, Republic of Estonia (2006-2016); Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Estonia (1996-1998, 1999-2002); Member of the European Parliament (2004-2006)

Matthew Kaminski, Editor-in-Chief, POLITICO

David Kramer, US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (2008-2009); Bradford M. Freeman Managing Director, Global Policy, George W. Bush Institute

Ivan Krastev, Political Scientist; Author; Chair, Centre for Liberal Strategies

Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Lithuania (2012-2020); Minister of National Defense, Republic of Lithuania (1993-1996, 2000-2004)

Zhanna Nemtsova, Co-Founder, Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom

Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Norway (2017-2021); Minister of National Defense, Kingdom of Norway (2013-2017); Member of Parliament, Kingdom of Norway

Lt. Gen (Ret.) Stephen TwittyDeputy Commander, US European Command; Founder, Twitty and Associates LLC

Eckart von Klaeden, Member of Parliament, Federal Republic of Germany (1994-2013); Vice President and Head of External Affairs, Daimler AG