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
Press NoteCNAS Press Note: The NATO “Mini-Summit”
By Julianne Smith, Jim Townsend, Jacqueline Ramos & Rachel Rizzo
NATO Allies Should Not Be Judged on Defense Spending Alone
By Jim Townsend & Rachel Rizzo
PodcastWhat Emmanuel Macron's Victory Means for France and the EU
By Julianne Smith, Rachel Rizzo & Neal Urwitz
PodcastThe Next French President and Implications on NATO, EU
By Rachel Rizzo & Neal Urwitz
For Trump, No Qualms in Embracing Autocratic Leaders
By Rachel Rizzo
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