Former President and CEO of the International Crisis Group (ICG)
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"Well with the benefit of hindsight now, I think that you can see that UN processes would have delivered a far more sensible result – namely, wait to see what the inspectors turn up, don't plunge into an exercise in military adventurism without being very confident that it's justified."
The World Today, Interview with Fran Kelly, July 2, 2004
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, International Crisis Group, Brussels, Belgium, 2000-2009
Member, Blix Commission on Weapons of Mass Destruction, 2004-present
Member, Zedillo International Task Force on Global Public Goods, 2003-present
Member, UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change, 2003-2004
Co-chair, International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS), 2000-2001
Foreign Minister, Australia, 1988-1996
Minister for Transport and Communications, Australia, 1987-1988
Minister for Resources and Energy, Australia, 1984-1987
Attorney General, Australia, 1983-1984
Deputy Leader of Opposition, Australian Parliament, 1996-1998
Leader of Government in Senate, Australian Parliament, 1993-1996
University Lecturer in Law and Practicing Barrister, 1970-1978
MA, Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, Oxford University