Stephen J. Hadley

Principal, RiceHadley Gates, LLC

Stephen J. Hadley is a principal of RiceHadleyGates LLC, an international strategic consulting firm founded with Condoleezza Rice, Robert Gates, and Anja Manuel. RiceHadleyGates assists executives in overcoming challenges to doing business in major emerging markets like China, India, Brazil, Turkey, and Indonesia.

Mr. Hadley served as assistant to the president for national security affairs from 2005 to 2009. He was the principal White House foreign policy advisor to the president, directed the National Security Council staff, and ran the interagency national security policy development and execution process. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Hadley served as the assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor. He also served as the assistant secretary of defense for international security policy under then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Hadley represented the Defense Department on arms control and defense matters, including negotiations with the Soviet Union and then Russia, security issues involving NATO and Western Europe, and export and technology control matters. Mr. Hadley served as both a partner in the Washington D.C. law firm of Shea and Gardner and principal in the Scowcroft Group. He was counsel to the Tower Commission in 1987 as it investigated arms sales to Iran, and served on the National Security Council staff under President Ford from 1974 to 1977.

Mr. Hadley serves on a number of corporate and advisory boards, and is currently the chair of RAND’s Center for Middle East Public Policy advisory board and of the Human Freedom Advisory Council of the George W. Bush Institute. He serves on the boards of Yale University’s Kissinger Papers, the Atlantic Council, the board of managers of the John Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory, and the State Department’s foreign affairs policy board. Mr. Hadley is also board chairman of the United States Institute of Peace. Mr. Hadley has been a member of CFR since 1993. He is based in Washington, DC.

Publications

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Stephen Hadley Looks Back on 9/11, Iraq, and Afghanistan

Speaker: Stephen J. Hadley
Presider: Elise Labott

Stephen J. Hadley, former national security advisor to President George W. Bush, joins CNN's Global Affairs Correspondent, Elise Labott, to discuss his experiences in foreign policy and national security. Hadley reflects on the evolution of terror groups since 9/11, changes in intelligence strategy, decisions made in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the effects of those decisions on today's challenges in the Middle East and Russia.

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Reuters: Building a New Future for Turkey

Authors: Madeleine K. Albright and Stephen J. Hadley

The U.S.-Turkey relationship has become increasingly important as a result of the continuing violence in Syria and ongoing debate over Iran's nuclear program. In this crucial time, the two countries have an opportunity to work together to help shape the Middle East, including the challenges of ensuring the stability of Iraq, containing Iranian nuclear ambitions, and putting an end to the Assad regime in Syria.

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U.S.-Turkey Relations – A New Partnership: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force (DC Audio)

Speakers: Madeleine K. Albright, Stephen J. Hadley, and Steven A. Cook
Presider: David Ignatius

Washington Meeting: The new CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force report provides analysis and recommendations on Turkey's relationship with the United States; role within NATO; relations in the Middle East and Europe; political and social development; and place in the global economy.

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U.S.-Turkey Relations - A New Partnership: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force (DC Video)

Speakers: Madeleine K. Albright, Stephen J. Hadley, and Steven A. Cook
Presider: David Ignatius

Washington Meeting: The new CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force report provides analysis and recommendations on Turkey's relationship with the United States; role within NATO; relations in the Middle East and Europe; political and social development; and place in the global economy.

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Transcript

U.S.-Turkey Relations: A New Partnership

Speakers: Madeleine K. Albright, Stephen J. Hadley, and Steven A. Cook
Presiders: Anya Schmemann and David R. Ignatius

The new CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force report provides analysis and recommendations on Turkey's relationship with the United States; role within NATO; relations in the Middle East and Europe; political and social development; and place in the global economy.

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U.S.-Turkey Relations—A New Partnership: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force (NY Video)

Speakers: Madeleine K. Albright, Stephen J. Hadley, and Steven A. Cook
Presider: Gary Rosen

New York Meeting: Task Force Co-Chairs Madeleine K. Albright and Stephen J. Hadley and Project Director Steven A. Cook discuss the findings and recommendations of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report on U.S.-Turkey Relations: A New Partnership.

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Audio

U.S.-Turkey Relations—A New Partnership: Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force (NY Audio)

Speakers: Madeleine K. Albright, Stephen J. Hadley, and Steven A. Cook
Presider: Gary Rosen

New York Meeting: Task Force Co-Chairs Madeleine K. Albright and Stephen J. Hadley and Project Director Steven A. Cook discuss the findings and recommendations of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report on U.S.-Turkey Relations: A New Partnership.

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Media Briefing: CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force Report on U.S.-Turkey Relations

Speakers: Madeleine K. Albright, Stephen J. Hadley, and Steven A. Cook

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley, and CFR Senior Fellow Steven A. Cook present the CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force Report on the U.S.-Turkish Relationship and Turkey's Growing Role.

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U.S.-Turkey Relations: A New Partnership Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force

Speakers: Madeleine K. Albright, Stephen J. Hadley, and Steven A. Cook
Presider: Gary Rosen

Task Force Co-Chairs Madeleine K. Albright and Stephen J. Hadley and Project Director Steven A. Cook discuss the findings and recommendations of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report on U.S.-Turkey Relations: A New Partnership.

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