Barry Kolodkin

Barry Kolodkin is a consultant, frequent speaker and writer, and expert on U.S. relations in Eastern Europe. In addition to his career in international business, he was a Special Counselor to the Prime Minister of Romania and analyzed NATO issues for the Office of the Secretary of Defense at The Pentagon. Barry helps companies and organizations grow their presence in emerging markets. Having lived in Romania and Ukraine, he offers real on-the-ground experience. His areas of specialty are:

  • Political, economic and risk analysis.
  • Business development and marketing.
  • Communications and public affairs.

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Barry Kolodkin served as an advisor to the Romanian Government on behalf of the US Government from 2003-2004. Previously, Barry was a member of US Government delegations preparing studies in Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Egypt, Hungary, Poland and Romania, and contributed to publications such as Soviet Military Power and the NATO Burdensharing Report. In addition to spending 6 years at The Pentagon as a contractor with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, he provided on-site support at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in 1988-1989. Barry Kolodkin is the lead author of the Best-Practice Guide for a Positive Business and Investment Climate which has been translated into 4 languages. In addition to his work in foreign policy, Barry has been an international project manager and executive with companies such as GRC International and Prometric.



Barry Kolodkin holds a Master of Arts degree in Security Policy Studies from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He graduated with a B.A. in Politics from Brandeis University. His continuing education has included Introduction to Sovereign Risk Analysis.

Barry Kolodkin

I want to discuss important US foreign policy issues and help understand the hows and whys of the issues, recognize important historical and cultural factors, and look at the future implications that affect us all.

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