About Richard Haass
Richard Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan think-tank and educational institution seeking better understanding of global issues facing the U. S. and other countries. He was chair of the multi-party negotiations in Northern Ireland in 2013, and he served as a principal advisor and director of policy planning under Secretary of State Colin Powell. He was a special assistant to George H. W. Bush and the senior director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council. A Rhodes Scholar, he holds master and doctoral degrees from Oxford University. He is the author or editor of twelve books on American foreign policy, including A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order.