Kurt Volker

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(deep state operative)
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Alma materTemple University, George Washington University
Spouse • Karen Volker
• Ia Meurmishvili
Member ofMcCain Institute

Kurt Douglas Volker is an American diplomat who was the United States Permanent Representative to NATO and executive director of the McCain Institute for International Leadership, which trains future world leaders to be US assets.[citation needed] He worked in a volunteer capacity as the United States Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations under the Trump-administration from 2017 until his resignation on September 27, 2019. He is mentioned several times as an important US person to meet in Integrity Initiative leaks, where II leader Chris Donnelly was scheduled to meet him on 20 September (2016?).[1] He speaks English, Hungarian, Swedish, and French.[citation needed]


Volker's intelligence ties shows throughout his career, in his positions, his connections and in his interest areas. he After a short tenure as a CIA analyst, in 1988, Volker officially joined the United States Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer in the United States Foreign Service (presumably still working for the CIA under diplomatic cover). While in the Foreign Service, he served in various assignments overseas including London and Brussels, and the US Embassy in Budapest (1994–1997). Volker was special assistant to the United States special envoy for Bosnia negotiations, Richard Holbrooke.

Volker served as a legislative fellow on the staff of Senator and deep state capo John McCain from 1997 to 1998. In 1998, he became first secretary of the US mission to NATO, and in 1999 he was sent to Deputy Director of NATO Secretary-General George Robertson's private office, serving in that position until 2001.

He then became acting director for European and Eurasian Affairs for the National Security Council. In that capacity he was in charge of US preparations for 2004 Istanbul summit of NATO members and the 2002 Prague summit. In July 2005, Volker became the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, serving in that position until he was appointed United States Permanent Representative to NATO in July 2008 by President George W. Bush. Volker served in that position from July 2, 2008 to May 15, 2009.

Volker went into the private sector in 2009, using the swing door where public servants get rewarded for services rendered after they (officially) retire, becoming an independent director at The Wall Street Fund Inc where he worked until 2012. He was a member of the board of directors at Capital Guardian Funds Trust beginning in 2013. Volker was also an independent director at Evercore Wealth Management Macro Opportunity Fund until 2012.

Volker served as a senior advisor at McLarty Associates, a global consulting firm from 2010–2011. In 2011, he joined BGR Group, a Washington-based lobbying firm and investment bank, where he currently serves as a managing director in the firm's international group. He then became executive director of Arizona State University's McCain Institute for International Leadership when it was launched in 2012. He resigned in 2019.

On July 7, 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appointed Ambassador Kurt Volker as the US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations.[22][23] Volker accompanied Tillerson on his trip to Ukraine two days later. On September 27, 2019, Volker resigned from this official, yet volunteer, position.

He has been a Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies since September 2009, and a Senior Advisor at the Atlantic Council since October 2009. Volker is currently listed as a trustee at the CG Funds Trust, and a member of the board of trustees at The Institute for American Universities College in Aix-en-Provence. He is also a member of the board of directors at The Hungary Initiatives Foundation. In addition, Volker is a member of the Atlantic Partnership with such deep state power brokers as Senator Sam Nunn, Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of Defense William Cohen, and Charles Powell (UK) among others.


In June 2019, Volker married Georgian journalist for Voice of America Ia Meurmishvili. He was previously married to Karen Volker, with whom he had two sons.


Event Participated in

A World in Flux: The Future of Democracy Europe and the Middle East12 September 201713 September 2017Georgia