Alvina Ahmed was a program assistant with the Transatlantic Security Initiative (TSI) at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. In this capacity, Ahmed supported TSI’s efforts across portfolios focusing on Baltic Sea Security, integrated deterrence, and evolving threats to the transatlantic security architecture. Her interests lie in transatlantic security, EU-NATO cooperation, US-German defense cooperation, and NATO’s nuclear posture. Previously, Ahmed served as an intern in the Democratic Resilience Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis working on projects focusing on countering authoritarian threats to democracy, responding to democratic backsliding, and bolstering established democracies.

Ahmed holds a Master of International Affairs from American University’s School of International Service, with a concentration in European politics. She holds a BA in English from the State University of New York at New Paltz and spent a year studying German studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.