James B. Warlick works with major international companies through pursuing the development of strategic client relationships and by providing guidance on legislation and public policy. Clients appreciate his experience as a negotiator, strategic policy advisor and international programme manager.
James is one of the most respected U.S. senior diplomats with decades of experience. He has worked extensively with Russia, Ukraine, Belarus among other CIS countries, and has in depth familiarity with emerging markets around the world.
James worked for the U.S. Government for more than 30 years. His senior assignments included being Special Envoy and the U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group (2013 - 2016).
Throughout his career James has held the following senior diplomatic positions:
- Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan in the office of the Secretary of State.
- Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Bulgaria.
- Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, with responsibility for all aspects of U.S. foreign policy at the United Nations.
- Director of the Office of European Security and Political Affairs, responsible for political-military and security issues for Europe and the former Soviet Union.
He also served as Principal Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador in Iraq and as Consul General in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
His other foreign service assignments include Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the European Affairs Bureau; Acting Minister-Counselor/ Deputy Counselor for Political Affairs in the U.S. Embassy in Germany; Special Assistant to the Secretary of State; as well as top positions at the US missions in the Philippines and in Bangladesh.
James graduated from Stanford University (1977), holds a Master of Letters in Politics from Wadham College, Oxford University (1979), and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (1980).