Bruce Riedel is Senior Fellow for Political Transitions in Middle East and South Asia at the Saban Center. He retired in 2006 after 30 years service at the Central Intelligence Agency including postings overseas in the Middle East and Europe. He was a senior advisor on the region to the last three Presidents of the United States in the staff of the National Security Council at the White House. He was also Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Near East and South Asia at the Pentagon and a senior advisor at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels. Mr. Riedel was a member of President Clinton’s peace team at the Camp David, Wye River, and Shepherdstown summits.
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