Associate Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program
Carisa Nietsche is the Associate Fellow for the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). She specializes in European security; China’s growing influence in Europe; and threats to democracy in Europe, particularly in Hungary, Poland, and Turkey.
Carisa previously worked with the Brookings Institution's communications team and the Wilson Center’s Global Women’s Leadership Initiative. Her internships include time at the U.S. Department of State's Office of European Union and Regional Affairs, the European Parliament in Brussels, the International Republican Institute's Transatlantic Strategy team, and the Brookings Institution’s Center on the United States & Europe and Project on International Order & Strategy. Her writing and analysis have appeared in Foreign Policy, The National Interest, and The Hill, among others.
Carisa earned an M.A. in German and European Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in Government and Plan II Honors.
Recent Publications & News
PodcastU.S. and Allied Withdrawal from Afghanistan, with Federica Mogherini and Lisa Curtis
By Carisa Nietsche, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Federica Mogherini & Lisa Curtis
PodcastTechnology Policy in the Transatlantic Alliance, with Frances Burwell and Tyson Barker
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Carisa Nietsche, Frances Burwell & Tyson Barker
CommentarySharper: The Beijing-Moscow Partnership
By Chris Estep, Carisa Nietsche & Gibbs McKinley
Press NoteCNAS Responds: Washington, Beijing Clash at First Meeting
By Richard Fontaine, Lisa Curtis, David Shullman, Carisa Nietsche, Jason Bartlett & Katie Galgano
PodcastDebating American Democracy Promotion, with Emma Ashford and Thomas Wright
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Carisa Nietsche, Emma Ashford & Thomas Wright
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