Research Associate, Transatlantic Security Program
Carisa Nietsche is the Research Associate for the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). She specializes in populism; European security; 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 has appeared in The National Interest, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, and World Politics Review.
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
PodcastPopulist Politics and the COVID-19 Pandemic with Daphne Halikiopoulou and Paul Taggart
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Carisa Nietsche, Daphne Halikiopoulou & Paul Taggart
Press NoteCNAS Responds: Coronavirus Outbreak Tests Every Aspect of U.S. and International Security
By Richard Fontaine, Ely Ratner, Loren DeJonge Schulman, Daniel Kliman, Susanna V. Blume, Elizabeth Rosenberg, Ilan Goldenberg, Paul Scharre, Martijn Rasser, Kara Frederick, COL Sarah Albrycht, Kristine Lee, Peter Harrell, John Hughes, Rachel Ziemba, Michael Horowitz, Elsa B. Kania, Will Mackenzie, Ashley Feng, Kaleigh Thomas, Carisa Nietsche, Emma Moore, Joshua Fitt, Nathalie Grogan, Megan Lamberth & Ainikki Riikonen
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor & Carisa Nietsche
PodcastHenry Farrell and Abraham Newman Discuss "Weaponized Interdependence"
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Carisa Nietsche, Henry Farrell & Abraham Newman
PodcastThomas Graham on Changing America's Approach to Russia
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Carisa Nietsche & Thomas Graham
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