February 05, 2024

CNAS Welcomes Kate Johnston as Associate Fellow for the Transatlantic Security Program

The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is thrilled to welcome Kate Johnston as an Associate Fellow in the Transatlantic Security Program.

“We are excited to welcome Kate to CNAS,” said Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Senior Fellow and Director of the Transatlantic Security Program. “Kate’s personal experience, demonstrated expertise, and deep understanding of transatlantic security issues will make her a vital member of the team.”

Kate joins CNAS following ten years as a British diplomat, including time spent serving as Deputy Chief of Mission in South Sudan, responding to the Syrian Civil War from Turkey, and working in London on sanctions policy. Kate holds a BA in modern history and politics from Oxford University; an MA in conflict, security, and development from Kings College, London; and an MPP from Princeton University.

Kate will play a leading role in the program's work on transatlantic relations. Her work at CNAS will include examining the shared challenges the U.S. and allies face from Russia in lower- and middle-income countries, as well as threats to democracy in Europe and beyond.

For more information, contact Alexa Whaley at awhaley@cnas.org.