Nathaniel Hojnacki is a researcher at the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) at the Johns Hopkins University’s The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Washington D.C. He is a Chicago native, with extensive experience of Central and Eastern Europe, and the Cold War transition in the region. He has a MA degree in International Economics and International Relations with a concentration in European Studies from SAIS.