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Daniel Fried

Weiser Family Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council

In the course of his forty-year Foreign Service career, Ambassador Daniel Fried played a key role in designing and implementing American policy in Europe after the fall of the Soviet Union. During the years he became one of the U.S. government’s foremost experts on central and eastern Europe and Russia. Ambassador Fried helped craft the policy of NATO enlargement to central European nations and, in parallel, NATO-Russia relations, thus advancing the goal of Europe whole, free, and at peace. He also helped lead the West’s response to Moscow’s aggression against Ukraine starting in 2014: as State Department Coordinator for Sanctions Policy, he crafted U.S. sanctions against Russia, the largest U.S. sanctions program to date, and negotiated the imposition of similar sanctions by Europe, Canada, Japan and Australia. Ambassador Fried is currently a Weiser Family Distinguished Fellow at the Atlantic Council. He is also on the Board of Directors of the National Endowment for Democracy and a Visiting Professor at Warsaw University.
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Updated: August 31, 2021

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