research dir., Saban Center Middle East Policy
Kenneth Pollack is director of research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. He also served as director for Gulf affairs at the National Security Council, where he was the principal working level official responsible for implementation of US policy toward Iran. Prior to his time in the Clinton administration, he spent seven years in the CIA as a Persian Gulf military analyst. He is the author of The Threatening Storm and Arabs at War. He lives in Washington, DC.