Ambassador James F. Jeffrey

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Ambassador (ret.) James F. Jeffrey is a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey, Albania, and Iraq. He is currently Chair of the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center. He also previously served as assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor in the George W. Bush administration, with a special focus on Iran, and as Chief of Mission Syria in the Trump administration. He previously was the Philip Solondz distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute, where he focuses on U.S. regional, diplomatic, and military strategy, as well as Turkey, Iraq, and Iran. He is also on LinkedIn.

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