James Appathurai


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James Appathurai is the Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy and NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia.

James Appathurai

Born in Toronto on 07.08.1968


February 2004 to November 2010 NATO Spokesperson
May 1998 to January 2004 Deputy Head and Senior Planning Officer
Policy Planning and Speechwriting Section
Political Affairs Division
August 1994 – May 1998 Policy Officer
Department of National Defence
March 1993 – August 1994 Editorial Assistant
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation



  • University of Amsterdam, Department of International Relations, Amsterdam
    Master of International Relations (cum laude), February 1993.
  • University of Toronto, Departments of Political Science and History, Toronto
    Bachelor of Arts (Honours), September 1991.


25+ articles and book chapters on security issues, including on NATO, peacekeeping, Euro-Atlantic security, Canada, and regional security cooperation.