The National Security Council:
Confronting our adversaries and promoting energy security.
In 2020, National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien assigned Ricky to the White House’s National Security Council (NSC), where he became a Director in the European and Russian Affairs Directorate. He was tasked with fighting Russia’s Nord Stream 2 energy pipeline, ensuring that European Allies did not become hostage to Moscow, while maintaining a healthy domestic energy supply for US consumers. Over time, his portfolio expanded to countering Chinese Communist Party influence in Europe. Since leaving government service, Ricky has published op-eds on his NSC areas of expertise in Newsweek and The National Interest.