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James Dobbins (diplomat)
James F. Dobbins
|3rd United States Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan|
May 10, 2013 – July 21, 2014
|Preceded by||Marc Grossman|
|Succeeded by||Dan Feldman|
|United States Ambassador to Afghanistan
December 17, 2001 – January 1, 2002
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Diplomatic relations reestablished|
|Succeeded by||Ryan Crocker (acting)|
|Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs|
January 2, 2001 – June 1, 2001
George W. Bush
|Preceded by||Marc Grossman|
|Succeeded by||A. Elizabeth Jones|
|United States Ambassador to European Union|
October 9, 1991 – July 31, 1993
|President||George H. W. Bush
|Preceded by||Thomas Michael Tolliver Niles|
|Succeeded by||Stuart E. Eizenstat|
|Born|| (1942-05-31) May 31, 1942
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||Georgetown University|
|Profession||Diplomat, Career Ambassador|
James Francis Dobbins, Jr. (born May 31, 1942) is an American diplomat who served as United States Ambassador to the European Union (1991–1993), as Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs (2001), and as Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (May 2013 – July 2014). He is a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy. He was envoy to Kosovo, Bosnia, Haiti, and Somalia. In 2001, he led negotiations leading to the Bonn Agreement, and served as acting Ambassador of the United States to Afghanistan during the transitional period. He was head of international and security policy for the RAND Corporation.
- "Iraq: Winning the Unwinnable Wars", Foreign Affairs, January/February 2005
- "Who Lost Iraq?", Foreign Affairs, September/October 2007
- "Counterinsurgency in Iraq", Senate Armed Services Committee, 2-26-09
- Dobbins, James (March 3, 2009). "To Talk With Iran, Stop Not Talking". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
- Dobbins, James (January 16, 2010). "Skip the Graft". The New York Times. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
- Occupying Iraq: A History of the Coalition Provisional Authority The RAND Corporation. By James Dobbins, Seth G. Jones, Benjamin Runkle, Siddharth Mohandas, 2009.
- The UN's role in Nation-building: From the Congo to Iraq. Rand Corporation. 2005. ISBN 978-0-8330-3589-9.
- The Rand History of Nation-Building. RAND Corporation. 2005. ISBN 978-0-8330-3739-8.
- The beginner's guide to nation-building. RAND National Security Research Division. 2007. ISBN 978-0-8330-3988-0.
- Europe's role in nation-building: from the Balkans to the Congo. Rand Corporation. 2008. ISBN 978-0-8330-4138-8.
- After the war: nation-building from FDR to George W. Bush. Rand Corporation. 2008. ISBN 978-0-8330-4181-4.
- After the Taliban: Nation-Building in Afghanistan. Potomac Books. 2008. ISBN 978-1-59797-083-9.
- James Dobbins, Seth G. Jones, Benjamin Runkle (2009). Occupying Iraq: A History of the Coalition Provisional Authority. Rand Corporation. ISBN 978-0-8330-4665-9.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
- Bob Woodward (2007). State of Denial: Bush at War. Simon and Schuster. p. 130. ISBN 978-0-7432-7224-7.
- Mudd, Harvey (2013). Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 6–8, 11–18. ISBN 9780812244960. OCLC 868017409.
- "James Dobbins - Profile". RAND. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
- "James F. Dobbins, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan". Archived from the original on 12 December 2008.
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