Daniel Kochis

Senior Policy Analyst in European Affairs
The Heritage Foundation


Daniel Kochis is a senior policy analyst in European Affairs in the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom. He specializes in trans-Atlantic security issues regularly publishing on U.S. policy in Europe, NATO, U.S.-Russia relations, and Arctic issues. Kochis is also a regional author for the Heritage Foundation’s annual Index of U.S. Military Strength.

His writings have been featured in Forbes, Fox News, RealClearWorld, The National Interest, and The Washington Times. A frequent media contributor, Daniel has providing expert analysis in hundreds of interviews for foreign and domestic outlets including Al-Jazeera English, FoxNews, National Public Radio, Wall Street Journal, and Voice of America. Daniel has presented at the TransatlanticThink Tank Conference in Brussels, Belgium, as well as United States Southern Command, and has provided parliamentary evidence to the United Kingdom House of Lords Select Committee on the Arctic.

Kochis has traveled extensively in Europe and the United States, including participation in the Bucerius School of Global Governance, the KAKEHASHI Project Japan, and the Think Transatlantic Study Tour in Germany. His extensive and unique experience prior to joining the Heritage Foundation includes government affairs efforts for a national non-profit organization as well as research and marketing roles in a large business consulting firm.

Kochis holds a Master of Arts Degree in Comparative Political Science from Fordham University in New York where we received the Richard A. Bennett Graduate Assistantship. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, and from the University Honors Program.


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