Research Associate, Transatlantic Security Program
Nick Lokker is a Research Associate for the Transatlantic Security Program at CNAS. His work focuses on the politics of European integration and security, Russian foreign policy, and transatlantic relations.
Lokker has prior experience researching transatlantic geopolitics at the Center for European Policy Analysis, the European Parliamentary Research Service, and the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies. He also spent a year teaching English in Clermont-Ferrand, France. His commentary and analysis have appeared in Politico Europe, War on the Rocks, The National Interest, The Hill, and Vox, among other outlets.
Lokker holds a BA in political science and romance languages from Duke University and an MA in European studies from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service. He speaks French and Spanish as well as some German and Russian.
Recent Publications & News
CNAS Responds: 2023 G20 New Delhi Summit
By Lisa Curtis, Jacob Stokes, Nicholas Lokker, Hannah Kelley & Sam Howell
Republican Debate Highlights Uncertain Future of US Aid to Ukraine
By Nicholas Lokker
Russia’s Fighter Jets Have Gone from Harassing Us Aircraft to Actually Breaking Them as Moscow Flexes Its Muscles Where It Still Can
By Nicholas Lokker
The US Is Indispensable in the Western Balkans — for Now
By Kristen Taylor & Nicholas Lokker
CNAS Responds: Oppenheimer and Global Nuclear Security
By Lisa Curtis, Katherine L. Kuzminski, Bill Drexel, Nicholas Lokker, Michael Depp, Jocelyn Trainer, Arona Baigal, Taren Sylvester, Noah Greene, Rebecca Wittner, Ayla McBreen, Laredo Loyd, Dr. Duyeon Kim, Valeria Allende, LCDR Stewart Latwin & Charles Horn
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