Derek Chollet

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Derek Chollet "is a Senior Fellow at The Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where he works on a variety of issues related to U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy. He is also a non-resident fellow in the Brookings Institution's Global Economy and Development Program and an adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University.

"Previously, Mr. Chollet served as foreign policy adviser to Senator John Edwards (D-N.C.), both on his legislative staff and during the 2004 Kerry/Edwards presidential campaign. During the Clinton administration, he served in the U.S. State Department in several capacities, including chief speechwriter for Richard Holbrooke, then-U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and special adviser to Strobe Talbott, then-deputy secretary of state. He has also assisted former secretaries of state James A. Baker III and Warren Christopher with the research and writing of their memoirs, Holbrooke with his book on the Dayton peace process in Bosnia , and Talbott with his book on U.S.-Russian relations during the 1990s.

"Derek Chollet has been a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin and a visiting scholar and adjunct professor at The George Washington University. Educated at Cornell and Columbia Universities , he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and also serves on the board of the Woodrow Wilson House. He is the author of The Road to the Dayton Accords: A Study of American Statecraft (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005), and his commentaries and reviews on U.S. foreign policy and politics have appeared in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, Washington Monthly, and many other books and publications throughout the United States and Europe." [1]

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  1. Derek Chollet, Truman National Security Project, accessed January 5, 2009.