Richard Kraemer (@RichardKraemer7) is President of the US-Europe Alliance and a Eurasia Program fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where his recent research is largely focused on Balkan and Turkish affairs. Previously, Richard managed the National Endowment for Democracy’s program portfolio on Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. Prior to NED, he oversaw programs in those states and the Levant at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), during which he lived in Kabul while establishing a chamber of commerce.
Richard also taught law and conducted research at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. He is an affiliated expert of the Public International Law and Policy Group, where he advised the governments of Georgia and Montenegro. He has appeared in international and U.S. media including Newsweek, New York Times, Al Jazeera, Agence-France Presse, El Pais, Radio Free Europe and Wiener Zeitung.
A member of the New York State Bar Association, Richard holds a JD from American University and a BA from the College of William and Mary. He is professionally proficient in Polish, Farsi, and Dari.