Richard Kraemer (@RichardKraemer7) directs the Balkans program at the European Values Center for Security Policy in Prague, Czech Republic. His research there focuses on malign foreign interventions by Russia and China in Central and Southeastern Europe. He is also non-resident fellow for the Frontier Europe Initiative at the Middle East Institute. As board president of the US-Europe Alliance, Richard works to inspire Americans to advocate for a robust and cooperative transatlantic community.
Previously, Richard managed the National Endowment for Democracy’s program portfolio on Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey. Richard previously oversaw programs in those countries at the Center for International Private Enterprise. Living in Kabul for two years, he helped establish the country’s first independent 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.
Richard’s works and analysis have appeared in numerous international and U.S. media including Newsweek, Washington Post, 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.