Western Balkans, Russian intervention, democracy and security, Turkey, Afghanistan.
Richard Kraemer is a Fellow of FPRI’s Eurasia Program and formerly senior program officer for Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey at the National Endowment for Democracy. Previously, he oversaw projects in those countries and the Levant at the Center for International Private Enterprise. Earlier, he further taught and researched at the Jagellonian University in Poland. He is also an affiliated expert of the Public International Law and Policy Group, having advised the governments of Georgia and Montenegro. His research primarily focuses on malign foreign interventions in the politics, economies, and infrastructure in Western Balkan and Black Sea states. Richard’s works and analysis have appeared in international and U.S. media including Newsweek, Washington Post, New York Times, Al Jazeera, Agence-France Presse, El Pais, Radio Free Europe and Wiener Zeitung. He is board president of the US-Europe Alliance. A member of the New York State Bar Association, he holds a BA from William & Mary and a JD from American University.