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Victoria Nuland, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution

Victoria Nuland

Former Brookings Expert

Victoria Nuland was a nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. She now serves as the chief executive officer at the Center for a New American Security. She is also senior counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group, and has served as a strategic advisor at Boston Consulting Group, and the Brady-Johnson distinguished practitioner in the Grand Strategy Program at Yale University.

At Brookings, Nuland worked on a full range of global foreign policy challenges, including shrinking public support for U.S. leadership, the future of Europe, Russia, threats to democratic governance, and the rise of autocracy.

A 32-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, Nuland served as assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs from September 2013 until January 2017. She was the State Department spokesperson during Secretary Hillary Clinton's tenure, and U.S. ambassador to NATO during President George W. Bush's second term. She also served as special envoy and chief negotiator on the Treaty on Conventional Arms Control in Europe from 2010 to 2011. She was deputy national security advisor to Vice President Cheney in 2003-04, and deputy chief of mission for the United States at NATO 2000-03. In addition to two tours in Brussels, Belgium at NATO, Nuland has served overseas in Russia, China, and Mongolia, and in the State Department in various positions, including as chief of staff to Strobe Talbott when he was deputy secretary and ambassador-at-large.

Nuland has a bachelor's in history from Brown University (1983).

Victoria Nuland was a nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. She now serves as the chief executive officer at the Center for a New American Security. She is also senior counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group, and has served as a strategic advisor at Boston Consulting Group, and the Brady-Johnson distinguished practitioner in the Grand Strategy Program at Yale University.

At Brookings, Nuland worked on a full range of global foreign policy challenges, including shrinking public support for U.S. leadership, the future of Europe, Russia, threats to democratic governance, and the rise of autocracy.

A 32-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, Nuland served as assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs from September 2013 until January 2017. She was the State Department spokesperson during Secretary Hillary Clinton’s tenure, and U.S. ambassador to NATO during President George W. Bush’s second term. She also served as special envoy and chief negotiator on the Treaty on Conventional Arms Control in Europe from 2010 to 2011. She was deputy national security advisor to Vice President Cheney in 2003-04, and deputy chief of mission for the United States at NATO 2000-03. In addition to two tours in Brussels, Belgium at NATO, Nuland has served overseas in Russia, China, and Mongolia, and in the State Department in various positions, including as chief of staff to Strobe Talbott when he was deputy secretary and ambassador-at-large.

Nuland has a bachelor’s in history from Brown University (1983).

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