Kenneth M. Pollack

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Kenneth M. Pollack is a Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, and the Director of Research, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, at the Brookings Institution. Pollack's expertise centers around the Middle East, Middle East affairs, and the militaries of the Middle East, as well as Iraq, Iran, and the Persian Gulf in particular. Pollacks current projects include the United States-Iraq policy. [1]

Pollack received his education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D. 1996) and Yale University (B.A. 1988). [2]

Pollack's background includes Director for Persian Gulf Affairs on the National Security Council (1999-2001); Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs, National Security Council (1995-1996); Senior Research Professor at the National Defense University (1998-99, 2001); Iran-Iraq Military Analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (1988-1995); and Director for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations (2001-2002). [3]

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Published works by Kenneth M. Pollack

  • "A Switch in Time: A New Strategy for America in Iraq" (Paperback), Brookings Institution Press (March 30, 2006), ISBN 0815771517.
  • "The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America" (Hardcover), Random House (November 2, 2004), ISBN 1400063159; Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reprint edition (August 9, 2005), ISBN 0812973364.
  • "The Road Ahead: Middle East Policy in the Bush Administration's Second Term (Paperback) by Kenneth Pollack (Contributor), James Steinberg (Contributor), Shibley Telhami (Contributor), Flynt Leverett (Editor), Martin Indyk (Editor), Brookings Institution Press (May 30, 2005), ISBN 0815752059.
  • "Arabs At War: Military Effectiveness, 1948-1991" (Studies in War, Society, and the Military Series) (Paperback), Bison Books (September 2004), ISBN 0803287836; University of Nebraska Press, 2002/Council on Foreign Relations Book, 2002.
  • "The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq" (Hardcover), Random House; 1st edition (September 18, 2002), ISBN 0375509283. See Review.

External articles by Kenneth M. Pollack

  • Summary: "What should the United States do about Iraq? Hawks are wrong to think the problem is desperately urgent or connected to terrorism, but right to see the prospect of a nuclear-armed Saddam Hussein as so worrisome that it requires drastic action. Doves are right about Iraq's not being a good candidate for an Afghan-style war, but wrong to think that inspections and deterrence alone can contain Saddam. The United States has no choice left but to invade Iraq itself and eliminate the current regime."