Ryan Crocker has been the US Ambassador to the following nations:  Ambassador to Afghanistan (2011–2012), Iraq (2007–2009), Pakistan (2004–2007), Syria (1998–2001), Kuwait (1994– 1997), and Lebanon (1990–1993).  He was made an “Honorary Marine” in 2012 by then Commandant James Amos. His thoughts on the Middle East important and we’ll talk about them today.

The article he co-authored with Michael O’Hanlon and Pavel Baev entitled “A Modest but enduring Syria strategy for President Trump”  is here.