Carisa Nietsche

Associate Fellow, Transatlantic Security Program

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Carisa Nietsche is an Associate Fellow for the Transatlantic Security Program at CNAS. She specializes in Europe-China relations, transatlantic technology policy, and threats to democracy in Europe. In July 2021, Nietsche was named the 2021 recipient of the 1LT Andrew J. Bacevich Jr., USA Award.

Nietsche 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 has appeared in publications such as Politico Europe, Foreign Policy, Journal of Democracy, The Diplomat, and The Hill, among others. She has provided analysis for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and BBC, among others.

Nietsche earned her MA in German and European studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and her BA from the University of Texas at Austin in government and Plan II honors.

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