Kurt Volker

Distinguished Fellow

Ambassador Kurt Volker is a leading expert in U.S. foreign and national security policy with some 30 years of experience in a variety of government, academic, and private sector capacities. He served as U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations from 2017 to 2019, and as U.S. Ambassador to NATO from 2008-2009. Ambassador Volker is currently Managing Director, International, and Co-Chair of the Advisory Board at BGR Group, which provides government relations, public relations, and business advisory services to a wide array of clients. He is also President and Founder of Alliance Strategic Advisors, LLC, and has previously served as a Director of CG Funds Trust and the Wall Street Fund.

From 2012-2019, Ambassador Volker was the founding Executive Director of The McCain Institute for International Leadership, a part of Arizona State University based in Washington, D.C. He remains a Senior Advisor at the Atlantic Council; a Trustee of the American College of the Mediterranean in Aix-en-Provence, France; a Trustee of the Hungary Initiatives Foundation; a member of the GLOBSEC International Advisory Board; and a member of the International Advisory Board of the U.S. Institute for Peace. He has taught Transatlantic Relations at The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, and is a member of that School’s Board of Advisors.

Written by Ambassador Kurt Volker

Taking Action on Ukraine Now is the time for the United States to renew its support for Ukraine
Time to Re-Boot Georgian Democracy Georgia is at a dangerous impasse that risks everything the country has fought so hard to achieve.
Navalny’s Imprisonment Is a Signal to the West Admonitions alone won’t cut it with Putin.
Lessons for Young Democracies from America’s January 6 Democracy is not an outcome, but a continuous and changing process
Inbox: A Fresh Look at Turkey Both the Obama and the Trump administrations sought to improve U.S.-Turkish strategic cooperation, but without much success. The stars may be aligning for the Biden administration to make it work.
Raising Up the Caucasian Tiger Secretary Pompeo should set out an ambitious bipartisan strategic vision for the South Caucasus during his upcoming trip to Tbilisi — a vision with Georgia as a regional lynchpin.