Diversity, Equity, and InclusionJun 5, 2018
By Jeffrey Gedmin
Getting to the bottom of European populism In the early 1990s, Cologne hotelier Werner Peters would stuff his car full of donated clothes and toys and head south to Slovenia. The ten-hour drive would bring him and his supplies to refugees fleeing war in nearby Bosnia, a conflict engineered by strong man Slobodan Milošević, whose vision […]
New AtlanticistApr 26, 2018
Mike Pompeo is the New Secretary of State. Now What?
By Rachel Ansley
The US Senate on April 26 confirmed former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo as the new US Secretary of State. US President Donald J. Trump picked Pompeo, a known foreign policy hawk on issues from Russia to Iran to North Korea, to replace Rex Tillerson at the State Department on March 13. […]
Jeffrey Gedmin is a nonresident senior fellow for the Europe Center at the Atlantic Council. He is also a senior fellow at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a senior adviser at Blue Star Strategies. From 2011 to 2014, Gedmin was president and CEO of the London-based Legatum Institute. Prior to joining the Legatum Institute in early 2011, Gedmin served for four years as president and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) headquartered in Prague. Before RFE/RL, Gedmin served as president and CEO of the Aspen Institute in Berlin. Before that, he was a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, DC and executive director of the New Atlantic Initiative.
He is the author of several books, including The Hidden Hand: Gorbachev and the Collapse of East Germany (1992). Gedmin also served as co-executive producer for two major PBS documentaries: “The Germans, Portrait of a New Nation” (1995), and “Spain’s 9/11 and the Challenge of Radical Islam in Europe” (2007). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on several boards, including the Institute for State Effectiveness, the Kleptocracy Initiative (based at the Hudson Institute), the Center for Entrepreneurship and Development (part of the University of California Berkley), and the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service Masters Program.