President and Chief Executive Officer of the Middle East Institute
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"War with Iraq is virtually inevitable regardless of what the Security Council does, what the inspectors say, or what Iraq does.
It is hard to see how we got to the point where the United States would take it upon itself to unseat Saddam Hussein, against world public opinion, against the will of a majority of the countries in the world, and with only tepid support in this country.
Where we are today is the product of two administrations and their failure to find viable alternatives to military action to stop Saddam Hussein."
"Iraq and the Future of the Middle East," Article for Pacific Council on International Policy Conference, Mar. 10, 2003
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:
President and Chief Executive Officer, Middle East Institute, 2001-present
Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, US Department of State, 2000-2001
US Ambassador to Israel, 1997-1999
US Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt, 1994-1997
Deputy Permanent Representative of the United States (Ambassadorial Rank), United Nations, 1993-1994
US Ambassador, United Arab Emirates, 1989-1992
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, 1988-1989
Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State, 1982-1984
Special Assistant, President's Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Negotiations, 1979-1981
Former Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.
Member of Foreign Service, 1967
MA, Boston University
BA, Hamilton College
Royal College of Defense Studies, 1985-1988
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