Douglas E. Lute

Former Ambassador of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization


Douglas E. Lute served as the ambassador of the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) from 2013 to 2017. From 2007 to 2013, Lute served at the White House under Presidents Bush and Obama, first as the assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan, and more recently as the deputy assistant to the president, focusing on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.

Featured Work

JUL 5, 2018 Podcast

Global Ethics Weekly: Trump's "First-Order Questions" & NATO Defense Spending

Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at some basic questions Trump is asking about the post-Cold War alliance structures. Referencing a recent panel with ...

OCT 1, 2015 Podcast

NATO in the 21st Century: Addressing New and Urgent Challenges

NATO is now in its third historical phase, says U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute in this informative, useful talk. "There is now a ...