Jon Alterman

Center for Strategic and International Studies

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Senior vice president, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security at Geostrategy, and Director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; former member of the Policy Planning Staff at the State Department, and Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs

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