Kenneth Pollack Session Overview

Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Kenneth Pollack is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he works on Middle Eastern political-military affairs. Before joining AEI, Dr. Pollack was a senior fellow of the Brookings Institution for 15 years, where he also served as the director of research and then the directory of the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy.  Dr. Pollack served twice on the National Security Council, first as director for Near East and South Asian affairs and then as director for Persian Gulf affairs. He began his career as a Persian Gulf military analyst at the CIA. Dr. Pollack is the author of 10 books, including Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness; Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy; A Path out of the Desert: A Grand Strategy for America in the Middle East; The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America; and The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq.

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