Research Associate, Transatlantic Security Program
Rachel Rizzo is the Research Associate for the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her work focuses on NATO, Europe, and transatlantic relations.
Prior to joining CNAS, Ms. Rizzo worked on the Strategy Initiative at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. She also has previous work experience with Goldman Sachs, the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and the U.S. Mission to NATO. Her writing has appeared in Politico Europe, Defense One, Defense News, the Hill, the National Interest, and War on the Rocks.
Ms. Rizzo received her M.A. in Security Policy Studies from the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs where she focused on Defense Analysis and Homeland Security Policy. She graduated from the University of Utah with a B.A. in Finance.
Recent Publications & News
ReportsMore Than Burden Sharing
By Mark Newton, Rachel Rizzo, Julianne Smith & Jim Townsend
PodcastLithuanian Vice Minister of Defense talks cyber strategy and security
By Julianne Smith, Rachel Rizzo & Edvinas Kerza
CommentaryThe US Should Embrace the EU’s New Defense-Cooperation Plan
By Rachel Rizzo & Gene Germanovich
VideoWATCH: CNAS' "Across the Pond, In the Field" effort travels to Salt Lake City, Utah
By Julianne Smith, Rachel Rizzo, Lars Gert Lose & Desmond Brown
ReportsNATO's 2018 Summit
By Julianne Smith, Jim Townsend & Rachel Rizzo
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