Kai and I have had different views as to how to proceed, but we remain friends and we agree on almost everything elseU.N. officials split on voter fraud issue Sep 16, 2009
The contrast between the majority of Afghans who yearn for peace during this holy month and those who conducted this attack could not be more starkKabul on edge ahead of election results Sep 02, 2009
This election should be decided mathematically by an honest count of votes, cast by voters, and not politicallyU.N. officials split on voter fraud issue Sep 16, 2009
He's prone to tirades, he can be very emotional, act impulsivelyCracks emerge in West-Kabul relations Apr 07, 2010
Peter Woodard Galbraith (born December 31, 1950) is an author, academic, commentator, policy advisor and former United States diplomat. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, he helped uncover Saddam Hussein's gassing of the Kurds. From 1993 to 1998, he served as the first U.S. Ambassador to Croatia, where he was co-mediator and principal architect of the 1995 Erdut Agreement that ended the war in that country. From 2003 onwards, Galbraith acted as an advisor to the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq. As an author and commentator, he argued that Iraq has broken up and that the US occupation authorities should not try to build a strong central government over Kurdish objections. In 2009, Galbraith was appointed United Nations' Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan where he contributed to exposing the massive fraud that took place in the 2009 Afghanistan Presidential Elections.
Peter Galbraith is the son of John Kenneth Galbraith, one of the leading economists of the 20th century, and Catherine (Kitty) Merriam Atwater and the brother of economist James K. Galbraith. After attending the Commonwealth School, he earned an A.B. degree from Harvard College, an M.A. from Oxford University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He is married to Tone Bringa, a Norwegian social anthropologist. They have two children together and live in Vermont.
Galbraith was a good friend of the twice elected Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto, dating back to their student days at Harvard and Oxford Universities, and was instrumental in securing Bhutto's release from prison in Pakistan for a medical treatment abroad during the military dictatorship of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq.