Richard A. Grenell, Senior Advisor for National Security and Foreign Policy

Richard A. Grenell is a Senior Advisor for National Security and Foreign Policy at the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ).

Richard Grenell formerly served as Acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) under President Trump, reporting directly to the President in 2020. Prior to that, he served as the U.S. Ambassador to Germany from 2018 to 2020.

Previously, Grenell was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as Director of Communications and Public Diplomacy for the United States Ambassador to the United Nations. In 2004, he was appointed as an Alternate Representative to the U.N. Security Council with full voting rights and privileges. Grenell holds the record as the longest-serving U.S. spokesman in history at the U.N., having served from 2001-2008.

Grenell has also served as a spokesman for presidential candidates, governors, and congressional candidates.

Richard Grenell received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and his Bachelor’s Degree in Government and Public Administration from Evangel University. He taught at The University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications and is currently a Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University.

Grenell brings broad foreign policy, national security, intelligence, and political experience to this role at the ACLJ.

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The “Unholy Alliance” – Russia Reasserts Influence in the Middle East

By Richard A. Grenell, Senior Advisor for National Security and Foreign Policy1634916779318

I have been consistent in my belief that while Russia is a problem, China is a crisis. The Communist Chinese government has infiltrated American academia and universities, Hollywood, Big Tech, and much of corporate America. And while there is a great deal to consider about China’s rising leverage...

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Congress Must Force Sec. Blinken To Answer for Afghanistan Failures

By Richard A. Grenell, Senior Advisor for National Security and Foreign Policy1631118523034

The House Foreign Affairs Committee has announced that Secretary of State Antony Blinken will appear in front of the full Committee, chaired by Greg Meeks (NY-5), on Monday, September 13th. With the Afghanistan crisis still unfolding, the Committee Members should not let the Secretary of State off...

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Biden Admin Missing Historic Opportunity Trump Gave in the Balkans

By Richard A. Grenell, Senior Advisor for National Security and Foreign Policy1628610980731

I have spent the last 10 days traveling throughout Serbia and Albania listening to the people and talking to various Balkan leaders. I am very hopeful that most of the region is moving away from the disagreements of the past and moving toward regional cooperation. This is very good news. President...

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Biden Misses the Moment, Again

By Richard A. Grenell, Senior Advisor for National Security and Foreign Policy1626440340000

In 2009, during the Green Revolution in Iran, tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets to protest the murderous regime in Tehran. Then-President Obama and Vice President Biden failed to see the moment as an opportunity to encourage the Iranian people in their hopes for freedom and liberty.

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