Portrait: Ken Pollack

Kenneth M. Pollack is an expert on Middle Eastern political-military affairs, with particular emphasis on Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the other nations of the Persian Gulf region. He is currently a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He served as the director of the Center from 2009 to 2012, and its director of research from 2002 to 2009. His most recent book is Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy| View Full Bio

  • Interview | NPR

    Simulated War Between U.S.-Iran Has Grisly End

    September 24, 2012

  • Expert Q & A | Kenneth M. Pollack

    Unraveling the Syria Mess

    August 7, 2012

  • Interview | Arms Control and Regional Security for the Middle East

    Security Dynamics in the Middle East

    July 2, 2012

  • In the News

    Iraqis are hoping desperately that this [Arab League Summit] will be the moment of their reintegration into the Arab world.

    March 27, 2012, Kenneth M. Pollack, Bloomberg Businessweek
  • In the News

    The Iraqi people want the [U.S.] troops gone but they don’t necessarily want to be cast adrift. And they’re very nervous.

    December 12, 2011, Kenneth M. Pollack, Bloomberg
  • In the News

    [With these reforms, Morocco] will be the model of what meaningful, gradual, peaceful change in the Arab world could and should look like.

    June 22, 2011, Kenneth M. Pollack, UPI
  • In the News

    American resources are so enormous that we could basically have planes in the sky over the whole of Libya if we wanted to.

    June 15, 2011, Kenneth M. Pollack, Financial Times
  • In the News

    [The administration]…wants to embrace…demands for democratic change. [But] they do not want to wind up on the opposite side of…confrontation with the Saudis.

    March 16, 2011, Kenneth M. Pollack, Reuters
  • In the News

    The United States needs to be an engine of change to enable reform, hopefully not as explosively as it has happened in Egypt.

    February 7, 2011, Kenneth M. Pollack, USA Today

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