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

This panel focuses on the ongoing struggle between Islamists and liberals in capturing the heart of the Arab... See more
The biggest threat to the United States comes not from abroad but from within. This is the provocative, timely, and... See more
What's at stake politically in several of the world's hot spots including Egypt, Syria, Iran, and Pakistan? See more
The EU’s economic crisis has brought its member nations to a historic moment. The present limited pooling of... See more