Senior Fellow and Foreign Policy Studies Director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at the Brookings Institution
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Until we finish the job given to us by Sept. 11, any talk of taking on Iraq is premature...
Saddam Hussein is an evil dictator, lacking in any redeeming qualities, other than that no good evidence so far links him to the attacks of Sept. 11. Osama bin Laden and his terrorist organization plotted the deaths of my friends and 3,000 other Americans. There is no question at whom all our focus and energy should be directed."
"Iraq Can Wait Till Phase 1 Is Done," Baltimore Sun, Mar. 19, 2002
Experts Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the US - Iraq conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the US - Iraq conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Senior Fellow and Foreign Policy Studies Director, 21st Century Defense Initiative, Brookings Institution
Former Founding Director, Project on US Policy Towards the Islamic World, Saban Center, The Brookings Intsitution
Former Doctoral Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University
Former Action Officer, Balkans Task Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Former Special Assistant, International Peace Academy
Former Policy Task Force Coordinator for the Kerry-Edwards 2004 campaign
Instructor, Teaching Assistant, Duke University Talent Identification Program
Named Top Five Book of the Year in International Affairs by the Gelber Prize
Named Top Ten Summer Read by Businessweek
Recipient, the Gladys M. Kammerer Award for the best political science publication in the previous calendar year in the field of US national policy, American Political Science Association, 2004