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Daniel Fried

Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council

Former US diplomat, Ambassador Daniel Fried was involved in shaping US policy towards Europe and Russia after the fall of the Iron Curtain and the Soviet Union. He served as a Senior Director at the National Security Council under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. He was the Ambassador to Poland from 1997 to 2000, Assistant Secretary of State for Europe from 2005 to 2009, where he was a part of crafting the NATO enlargement in Central Europe while simultaneously working on the policy of NATO – Russian relations. During his time as the State Department Sanctions Coordinator from 2013 to 2017, Ambassador Fried crafted the US sanctions against Russia after the annexation of Crimea. He currently works with the Atlantic Council.
Updated: March 31, 2022



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