September 29, 2022

CNAS Welcomes Thomas Krueger as Adjunct Senior Fellow

Washington, September 29, 2022—The Center for a New American Security (CNAS) is pleased to welcome Thomas Krueger as an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Energy, Economics, and Security Program.

"As a leading voice on export controls, Thomas brings a wealth of knowledge to the table and we are delighted to welcome him to the team," said Emily Kilcrease, Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Economics, and Security Program. "We look forward to drawing from his keen insights to shape our research going forward."

Mr. Krueger served as a Director of Strategic Trade and Nonproliferation at the National Security Council from 2020 to 2022, where he was responsible for advising the President and National Security Advisor on export controls, as well as coordinating interagency positions on U.S. export controls and related policies. Prior to his work at the National Security Council, Mr. Krueger held several positions at the U.S. Department of State, including as a Senior Foreign Affairs Officer in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation. Mr. Krueger began his career in export controls as a Defense Trade Controls Analyst in the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs where he regulated munitions and services.

In June of 2022, Mr. Krueger joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a Senior Policy Advisor where he advises clients on a range of technology related national security and foreign policy issues. Mr. Krueger is retired from the U.S. Army.

Mr. Krueger's full bio is available here.

The Energy, Economics, and Security Program explores the changing global marketplace and implications for U.S. national security and foreign policy. In a highly interconnected global financial and trade system, leaders must increasingly leverage economic and financial assets to defend and promote U.S. national interests. The Energy, Economics, and Security Program develops practical strategies to help decision-makers understand, anticipate, and respond to these developments.

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