The Much Too Promised Land by Aaron David Miller

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For nearly twenty years, Aaron David Miller has played a central role in U.S. efforts to broker Arab-Israeli peace. His position as an advisor to presidents, secretaries of state, and national security advisors has given him a unique perspective on a problem that American leaders have wrestled with for more than half a century. Read more >

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Aaron David Miller

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November 18, 2008

A new Los Angeles Times op-ed

Aaron David Miller recently contributed a new opinion piece titled “State of Mind” to the Los Angeles Times. In the op-ed, Aaron lays out the four important qualities necessary to make a successful and effective secretary of State.

“In the last 30 years, I believe we’ve had only two truly consequential secretaries of State. James A. Baker III (whom I worked for and admired) and Henry A. Kissinger (who predated me), with all their imperfections and detractors (and there are many), stand out well above the others. They had different personalities, confronted different circumstances and succeeded and failed in different ways. But they embodied four important qualities that helped them succeed…”

Read the rest of the op-ed here.

TAGS: Egypt, George H.W. Bush, Hafez Assad, Henry Kissinger, Israel, James A. Baker III, Los Angeles Times, op-ed, secretary of state, Syria, Yitzhak Shamir


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