WASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council named Fabrice Pothier as a nonresident senior fellow with the Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security.

As a fellow, Mr. Pothier will contribute to the Scowcroft Center’s work on transatlantic security in an age of global turbulence and challenges. Among other things, Mr. Pothier will focus on the future of NATO in light of the new security environment in Europe, the EU-NATO relationship, NATO’s partnerships, and European defense capabilities. He brings both practical experience and creative ideas that will advance the Center’s goals of galvanizing the transatlantic community for global challenges and generating policy-relevant ideas for policy makers and national security leaders on both sides of the Atlantic.

“Fabrice’s intellect, experience, and drive will further enhance our work in the transatlantic security space, which is a core part of the Atlantic Council. We are especially pleased that Fabrice joins us at this time when the transatlantic community is seeking fresh ideas to help navigate the most challenging set of issues since the end of the Cold War,” said Council Executive Vice President Damon Wilson.

Mr. Pothier most recently served as the head of policy planning for two successive NATO secretary generals. While there he provided strategic advice and developed some of the most consequential initiatives undertaken by the secretary general over the last few years, including Smart Defence, the Connected Forces Initiative, and the Readiness Action Plan. Before his time at NATO headquarters, Mr. Pothier served as the founding director of Carnegie Europe.

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