Jentleson has expertise on many aspects of U.S. foreign policy, particularly the Middle East (Israel, Arab-Israeli, Iran, Syria, Libya, the Arab Spring). He also speaks and writes frequently on “big picture” overall U.S. global strategy. Beginning in September of 2015, he will serve a one-year term as the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress Kluge Center. He has served in a number of government positions, including as a Senior Advisor at the State Department (2009-2011), senior foreign policy advisor to Al Gore’s presidential campaign (1999-2000), State Department Policy Planning Staff (1993-94), a foreign policy advisor to Vice Presidential candidate Gore (1992), and a foreign policy aide for Senator Gore (1987-88). Jentleson has served on a number of D.C.-based working groups, including currently as a member of the Responsibility to Protect Working Group, co-chaired by Madeleine Albright and Rich Williamson.
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Shows how twentieth-century leaders of a variety of types—national, international, institutional, sociopolitical, nongovernmental—rewrote the zero-sum scripts they were handed and successfully made breakthroughs on issues long thought intractable. Draws out lessons across the twenty-first century global agenda, making clear how difficult peacemaking is, while powerfully demonstrating that it has been possible—and urgently stressing how necessary it is today.