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Luke Coffey

Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute

Luke Coffey is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute, where he analyses national security and foreign policy, with a focus on Europe, Eurasia, NATO, and transatlantic relations. Mr Coffey was previously director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies (2015-22) and the Margaret Thatcher fellow at Heritage (2012-15) at the Heritage Foundation. Before joining Heritage, Mr Coffey served at the UK Ministry of Defence as senior special adviser to then-British Defence Secretary Liam Fox, the first non-UK citizen appointed to this position by the prime minister to provide advice to senior British ministers. Mr Coffey previously worked in the House of Commons as an adviser on defense and security issues for the Conservative Party. His work in British politics followed his service to the United States as a commissioned officer in the Army. He spent his entire time on active duty overseas and was stationed in Italy with the Army’s Southern European Task Force. In 2005, Mr Coffey deployed to Afghanistan for a year and was awarded the Bronze Star. Mr Coffey has testified before the US Congress on NATO, Arctic security, the war in Afghanistan, and US policy in the South Caucasus. He has provided written testimony to the UK’s House of Lords Committee on the Arctic.
Updated: April 6, 2014