Richard Fontaine

Richard Fontaine is the chief executive officer of the Center for a New American Security, an Executive Director of the Trilateral Commission and a member of the Defense Policy Board. He applied his expertise in foreign policy and Middle Eastern and Asian affairs working for the Department of State, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, the National Security Council, the Senate Armed Services Committee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. A native of New Orleans, Richard holds an MA in international affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. He also attended Oxford University and Tulane University. Richard lives in Virginia with his wife and four children.


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