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Coffey Luke

Luke Coffey is the Director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation and he is the author of the report “NATO Membership for Georgia: In U.S. and European Interest”. Prior to becoming Director of the Allison Center, Luke served as Margaret Thatcher Fellow in the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at the Heritage Foundation where he focused on trans-Atlantic and Eurasian security issues. Before joining Heritage, Luke served in the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence as senior special advisor to then Secretary of State for Defence Liam Fox. He was the first ever non-UK national to be appointed by the Prime Minister into this role. Prior to this, he worked in the House of Commons as an advisor on defense and security issues for the Conservative Party. His work in British politics followed his service to the United States as a commissioned officer in the Army stationed in Italy with the Army’s Southern European Task Force. In 2005 he deployed to Afghanistan and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He holds a master’s degree in European politics from the London School of Economics

The University of Georgia