Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"If done right, the introduction of an international presence can benefit both sides. It can help increase security for Israelis and Palestinians, rebuild Palestinian self-government and provide Israel with assurances regarding Palestinian performance. Most important, it may begin to set in motion the process that should lead to the emergence of a viable state of Palestine living side by side with Israel."
"Rebuilding a Damaged Palestine," New York Times, May 7, 2002
Experts Members of Congress, Ambassadors, Consul Generals, heads of government, heads of major government organizations, members of legislative bodies, and PhD's with significant involvement in, or related to, the Palestinian - Israeli conflict. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Senior Adviser to President Obama, counter-ISIL campaign ("ISIL Czar")
Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region, Apr. 2015-present
National Security Council Senior Director for Iran, Iraq, Syria, and the Gulf States, Feb. 2014-Apr. 2015
Former Middle East and North Africa Program Director, International Crisis Group, 2005-2014
Special Assistant to President Clinton for Arab-Israeli Affairs and Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs at the National Security Council, Sep. 1998 - Jan. 2001
Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations
PhD, Political Philosophy, Rhodes Scholar, Oxford University, England