Ian Brzezinski

Ian Brzezinski is an American foreign policy and military affairs expert. He has more than two decades of experience in U.S. national security matters, holding senior policy positions in the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Congress. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Europe and NATO Policy in 2001–2005, under President George W. Bush.

He is a resident senior fellow with the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and is a member of the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Advisors Group. He currently leads the Brzezinski Group, which provides strategic insight and advice to government and commercial clients.


For his public service, Brzezinski has been awarded the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service; the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gedimas; the Latvian Ministry of Defense Award; the Romanian Medal for National Service, Order of Commander; and the Order of Merit, Republic of Poland, Officer Class.