Ryan Arick is an associate director with the Transatlantic Security Initiative (TSI) at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. In this capacity, he supports TSI’s work to strengthen the transatlantic alliance against emerging security threats from around the world. Previously, he served as an assistant program officer with the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy, where he supported the center’s transnational kleptocracy portfolio. Prior to joining the International Forum for Democratic Studies, he worked with the National Democratic Institute’s Central and Eastern Europe division, where he supported democracy programs in the Western Balkans as well as cross-regional grants to promote pluralism and good governance. He graduated from Indiana University with a BS in public affairs.