Amb. Kurt Volker is distinguished fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis. Previously, he was U.S. special representative for Ukraine negotiations from 2017 to 2019, and U.S. Ambassador to NATO from 2008-2009. Volker is currently managing director, international, and co-chair of the advisory board at BGR Group. He is also president and founder of Alliance Strategic Advisors, LLC. From 2012-2019, Volker was the founding executive director of The McCain Institute for International Leadership.