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.
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By Daniel Kliman, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Kristine Lee, Joshua Fitt & Carisa Nietsche
EventsVirtual Report Launch: Countering Chinese and Russian Digital Influence Operations
By Daniel Kliman, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Kristine Lee, Joshua Fitt, Carisa Nietsche, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Laura Rosenberger & Francesco Bechis
CommentaryWashington’s Anti-Huawei Tactics Need a Reboot In Europe
By Carisa Nietsche & Martijn Rasser
CommentaryThe Coronavirus Is Exposing Populists’ Hollow Politics
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor & Carisa Nietsche
CommentaryHow Do You Solve a Problem Like Orban?
By Carisa Nietsche & Sam Denney
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