Amb. Daniel Fried
Ambassador Daniel Fried is a distinguished fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative and is the United States’ longest serving diplomat. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, he served as the US State Department’s coordinator for sanctions policy from 2013 to 2017. Previously, Fried served as special envoy for the Closure of the Guantanamo Detainee Facility and was assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs under the Bush Administration, as well as special assistant to the president and senior director for European and Eurasian affairs at the National Security Council.
From November 1997 until May 2000, Fried served as ambassador to Poland, where he had developed much of his earlier career. Ambassador Fried has focused on designing and implementing US policy to advance freedom and security in Central and Eastern Europe, NATO enlargement, and the Russia-NATO relationship.