Nicholas Berliner is Chargé d’Affaires a.i. for the U.S. Mission in Belgium. He began his assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the Embassy of the United States to the Kingdom of Belgium in August 2019.
Before arriving in Belgium, Nicholas served as Director of the Office of Russian Affairs at the Department of State from August 2017 to July 2019. Prior to this he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S Embassy in Tbilisi.
Nicholas also served as the Director for Central Asian Affairs at the National Security Council at the White House in Washington D.C., where he coordinated U.S. policy toward Central Asia. Before his assignment to the White House, Nicholas was the Deputy Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, a capacity in which he was heavily involved in planning for the 2014 transition. He was the Political-Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and has also served overseas at the U.S. Embassies in Zagreb and Moscow, as well as at the U.S. Mission to NATO in Brussels.
Nicholas holds a Master’s Degree from Georgetown University and speaks Russian, Croatian, Spanish and French. He is married and has three children.