Richard Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

Richard Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations, since 2003. He served as senior Middle East advisor to President George H.W. Bush and as a principal advisor to former secretary of state Colin Powell. Haass was US coordinator for Afghanistan policy and US envoy to both the Cyprus and Northern Ireland peace talks. The author or editor of 13 books on US foreign policy and one on management, his latest book is A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order. He is the recipient of the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award, the Presidential Citizens Medal, and the Tipperary International Peace Award.

Videos/Audio of Richard Haass

With the rapid acceleration in the pace of change, world order and societies are being transformed in front of our eyes... See more
With non-state actors are capturing not only the headlines but the resources of government, the question of whether the... See more
Three American Presidents – Clinton, Bush, and Obama – have tried and failed to curb North Korea’s nuclear weapons and... See more
How do we prepare American students for global understanding and skill sets? Join Richard Haass, CEO of the Council on... See more
What does the future of American foreign policy hold with regard to the Middle East wars, challenges with China, and... See more
How domestic politics affect Middle-East peacemaking. See more

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