Nile Gardiner is a British scholar and commentator currently serving as director of the Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom. He is a specialist on transatlantic relationships and has advised the U.S. government on a range of international security issues. He was also a researcher for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, assisting with her book “Statecraft: Strategies for a Changing World.” He was named one of the 50 most influential Britons in the U.S. by the London Daily Telegraph.