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Commentary: Restoration Doctrine

Commentary: Restoration Doctrine

WASHINGTON, July 26 (UPI) -- “Bringing our foreign policy home,” says Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, who calls it the “Restoration Doctrine.”
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Talk of regime change in Iran?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. and European governments should back the Iranian opposition to encourage regime change in Tehran, a scholar said.

U.S. stuck in war, analyst suggests

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. military forces are engaged in Iraq and Afghanistan and there is no clear evidence to suggest that may change any time soon, a Washington analyst says.

Times tougher for U.S. than in Cold War?

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, tells Der Spiegel the United States faces a more difficult world now than during the Cold War.

Council scolded for Iran president talk

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Israel says the Council of Foreign Relations made a "terrible mistake" by inviting Iran's president to speak to the group in New York this week.

U.S. suggests ways france can mend ties

PARIS, May 15 (UPI) -- A senior American diplomat said Thursday that France had a key opportunity at the U.N. Security Council to improve strained ties with the United States. Richard Haas told reporters in Paris the opportunity would come in the debate over lifting sanctions o

U.S. suggests ways Paris can mend ties

PARIS, May 15 (UPI) -- A senior American diplomat said Thursday that France had a key opportunity to improve relations with the United States in the same forum that witnessed bitter c
ELIZABETH BRYANT, United Press International

CFR closing in on Gelb's successor

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- The Council on Foreign Relations is still in the process of deciding who will replace Leslie H. Gelb, who has been president of the foreign policy-centered think tank for the last decade.
CHRISTIAN BOURGE, UPI Think Tank Correspondent

Powell picks envoy to U.N. on Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The State Department indicated Monday it would begin consultations with the United Nations this week over how to rebuild a post-Taliban Afghanistan.
ELI J. LAKE, UPI State Department Correspondent
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton chats with Council on Foreign Relations' (CFR) Richard Haass after delivering a speech in Washington on September 8, 2010. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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Richard Nathan Haass (born July 28, 1951, Brooklyn) has been president of the Council on Foreign Relations since July 2003, prior to which he was Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State and a close advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell. The Senate approved Haass as a candidate for the position of ambassador and he has been U.S. Coordinator for the Future of Afghanistan. He succeeded George J. Mitchell as the United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland to help the peace process in Northern Ireland, for which he received the State Department's Distinguished Service Award. At the end of 2003, Mitchell Reiss succeeded him as special envoy.

From 1989 to 1993, Haass was Special Assistant to United States President George H. W. Bush and National Security Council Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs. In 1991, Haass received the Presidential Citizens Medal for helping to develop and explain U.S. policy during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. Previously, he served in various posts in the Department of State (1981-85) and the Department of Defense (1979-80) and was a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate.

Haass's other postings include Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, the Sol M. Linowitz Visiting Professor of International Studies at Hamilton College, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. A Rhodes Scholar, Haass obtained a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1973 and went on to earn both a Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University.

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