Dennis Ross

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

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Counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy; author of The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace, Statecraft: And How to Restore America's Standing in the WorldMyths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East and Doomed to Succeed: The US-Israeli Relationship from Truman to Obama; former member of President Obama's National Security Council and as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's special adviser on Iran; Special Middle East Envoy for the Clinton Administration, he played a leading role pursuing the same issues under President George Bush, Sr.

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