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Morton Abramowitz – Senior Fellow

Morton Abramowitz
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Morton Abramowitz is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation. He is on the boards of the International Rescue Committee, the International Crisis Group, and Human Rights in North Korea, and is on the advisory council of theNational Interest quarterly journal and Foreign Policy magazine.  Formerly, he was president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and has held numerous positions in the Department of State. He also served as acting president of the International Crisis Group—a multinational, nongovernmental organization headquartered in Brussels and Washington, focusing on crisis prevention. Prior to joining the Carnegie Endowment in August 1991, he was ambassador to Turkey. He also has served as assistant secretary of state for intelligence and research; United States ambassador to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction Negotiations in Vienna; ambassador to Thailand; deputy assistant secretary of defense for inter-American, East Asian, and Pacific affairs; special assistant to the secretary of defense; special assistant to the deputy secretary of state; and political adviser to the commander-in-chief, Pacific. He is coauthor (with Stephen Bosworth) ofChasing the Sun: Rethinking East Asian Policy (The Century Foundation Press, 2006) and editor of The Century Foundation Press books The United States and Turkey: Allies in Need (2003) and Turkey’s Transformation and American Policy (2000).

Latest Work by Morton Abramowitz
The Syrian Refugee Issue
December 11, 2015
No End in Sight: Why in the Current Situation There Is Little Hope For Syria
June 26, 2015
Humanitarianism Unbounded
February 14, 2014
America Looks Away from Suffering Syria
December 7, 2013
From Rhetoric to Reality: Reframing U.S. Turkey Policy
October 24, 2013
If We Won’t Save Syria, Save the Syrians
March 26, 2013
The Syrian Humanitarian Crisis
January 29, 2013
Erdogan’s Kurdish Issues
January 28, 2013
How Much Can the Syrian People Endure?
January 7, 2013
FEATURING Morton Abramowitz
Joint Letter to Secretary John F. Kerry Regarding UN General Assembly Action on North Korea
September 12, 2014
Iraq’s Kurds Weigh Dealing With Baghdad or Going It Alone
June 27, 2014
Turkey’s Local Elections: Actors, Factors, and Implications
March 24, 2014
Thailand on the Brink
January 28, 2014
The United States needs to tell Turkey to change course
January 23, 2014
Will America End Syria’s Humanitarian Nightmare
January 21, 2014
In Search of the Real China
November 25, 2013
U.S., Turkey Still Split on Syria
November 7, 2013
No Free Pass on Syrian Refugees
September 18, 2013
U.S. Can Take In More Than 33 Syrian Refugees
September 13, 2013
Erdogan’s Kurdish Dilemma
September 9, 2013
Erdogan’s Troubles Endanger Kurdish Peace
June 11, 2013
Needed: A Turkish-American Plan for Syria
May 15, 2013
Safe Areas Need Military Protection
April 30, 2013
If We Won’t Save Syria, Save the Syrians
March 26, 2013
The US’s Humanitarian Responsibilities in Syria
February 12, 2013
How Much Can the Syrian People Endure?
January 7, 2013

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