Dušan Fischer is a Marshall Center Alumni Scholar currently with the Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association. Among his research areas are international and European security, NATO, and U.S. foreign policy. He graduated from American Studies at the Heidelberg University and from the Program on Applied Security Studies at George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Previously, he worked at NATO HQ Supreme Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia. He lectures on the topics of American studies, European and transatlantic security at the Comenius University. Dušan contributes and reports on the issues of contemporary America, NATO, and European security to Slovak and foreign media.