Daniel Fried

Distinguished Fellow, Future Europe Initiative and Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council

English, Polish, Russian

Distinguished Fellow, Future Europe Initiative and Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council

English, Polish, Russian

Recent activity

By Daniel Fried

Democratic Defense Against Disinformation


“The Russians and other purveyors of disinformation will constantly improve their tactics; our counter-tactics therefore cannot be… Read more

By Daniel Fried

Deterring Russian Hacking


The apparent lack of US preparation and defense nearly eighteen months after Russia’s interference in the presidential… Read more

By Daniel Fried

McMaster Accuses Russia of Subversion, Kremlin Reacts


US National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster and his team deserve credit for clear expression of… Read more

Biography

Daniel Fried is a distinguished fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative and Eurasia Center. Ambassador Fried has played a key role in designing and implementing US policy in Europe after the fall of the Soviet Union. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, Ambassador Fried served as the US Department of State’s coordinator for sanctions policy from 2013 to 2017. Previously, he served as special envoy for the closure of the Guantanamo detention 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, he 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. Ambassador Fried holds a BA with magna cum laude honors from Cornell University and earned his MA at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.