Leave of Absence

Martin S. Indyk

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Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy

President Obama’s Second Term: Big Bets, Black Swans

Ambassador Martin S. Indyk, vice president and director of the Foreign Policy Program, is currently on a leave of absence serving as the U.S. special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. During the Clinton administration Indyk served as U.S. ambassador to Israel, assistant secretary of state for Near East affairs, and as special assistant to the president and senior director for Near East and South Asia on the U.S. National Security Council. Indyk is the author of Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peacemaking Diplomacy in the Middle East, and most recently, Bending History: Barack Obama’s Foreign Policy (with Michael O’Hanlon and Kenneth Lieberthal). | View Full Bio

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