James Dobbins (diplomat)

James F. Dobbins
James Dobbins May 2014.jpg
3rd United States Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan
In office
May 10, 2013 β€“ July 21, 2014
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Marc Grossman
Succeeded by Dan Feldman
United States Ambassador to Afghanistan
Acting
In office
December 17, 2001 β€“ January 1, 2002
President George W. Bush
Preceded by Diplomatic relations reestablished
Succeeded by Ryan Crocker (acting)
Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs
In office
January 2, 2001 β€“ June 1, 2001
President Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Preceded by Marc Grossman
Succeeded by A. Elizabeth Jones
United States Ambassador to European Union
In office
October 9, 1991 β€“ July 31, 1993
President George H. W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Preceded by Thomas Michael Tolliver Niles
Succeeded by Stuart E. Eizenstat
Personal details
Born (1942-05-31) May 31, 1942 (age 78)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Spouse(s) Toril Kleivdal
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,[1][2] 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.[3][4]

Education

Dobbins graduated with a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Works

  • "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.

Bibliography

References

  1. ^ Bob Woodward (2007). State of Denial: Bush at War. Simon and Schuster. p. 130. ISBN 978-0-7432-7224-7.
  2. ^ Mudd, Harvey (2013). Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 6–8, 11–18. ISBN 9780812244960. OCLC 868017409.
  3. ^ "James Dobbins - Profile". RAND. Retrieved 2017-07-03.
  4. ^ "James F. Dobbins, Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan". Archived from the original on 12 December 2008.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Diplomatic relations reestablished
United States Ambassador to Afghanistan
Acting

December 2001 – January 2002
Succeeded by
Ryan Crocker
Acting

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