Speaker - Martin S. Indyk

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Ambassador Indyk is the Middle East expert and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin S. Indyk joined the Brookings Institution on September 1, 2001 as a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program.

Ambassador Indyk served two tours in Israel, the first during the Rabin years (1995-97), and the second (2000-June 2001) during efforts to achieve a comprehensive peace and stem the violence of the intifadah. During these periods, he helped to strengthen U.S-Israeli relations, reinforce the U.S. commitment to advance the peace process, and substantially increase the level of mutually beneficial trade and investment.

Prior to his assignment to Israel, Dr. Indyk served as special assistant to President Clinton and as senior director of Near East and South Asian Affairs at the National Security Council (NSC).

While at the NSC, he served as principal adviser to the president and the National Security Adviser on Arab-Israeli issues, Iraq, Iran, and South Asia. He was a senior member of Secretary Christopher's Middle East peace team and served as the White House representative on the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Commission.

6 Programs

Debate: Future of Western Relations with the Muslim World

07.21.10 | 01:39:29 min | 13 comments

Resolved: America Cannot Tolerate a Nuclear Iran

03.25.09 | 01:23:18 min | 11 comments

Opportunity 08: Foreign Policy Solutions

02.28.07 | 01:00:23 min | 0 comments

Examining the New Iraq Policy

01.11.07 | 01:02:21 min | 0 comments

Iraq and the Greater Middle East

01.09.07 | 00:59:48 min | 0 comments

Global Perspectives on Iran

07.24.06 | 01:14:49 min | 2 comments