Kenneth M. Pollack
Kenneth M. Pollack is a Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Studies, and the Director of Research, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, at the Brookings Institution. Pollack's expertise centers around the Middle East, Middle East affairs, and the militaries of the Middle East, as well as Iraq, Iran, and the Persian Gulf in particular. Pollacks current projects include the United States-Iraq policy. 
Pollack received his education at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D. 1996) and Yale University (B.A. 1988). 
Pollack's background includes Director for Persian Gulf Affairs on the National Security Council (1999-2001); Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs, National Security Council (1995-1996); Senior Research Professor at the National Defense University (1998-99, 2001); Iran-Iraq Military Analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (1988-1995); and Director for National Security Studies, Council on Foreign Relations (2001-2002). 
Resources and articles
Related SourceWatch articles
- Profile: Kenneth M. Pollack, Brookings Institution.
- Philip Weiss, "Kenneth Pollack, Iran Expert Who's Never Been There," The Huffington Post, May 2, 2006.
- Greg Sargent, "Iraq Travel Companion Of O'Hanlon, Pollack Reveals: I'm Much More Pessimistic About Iraq," Talking Points Memo, August 7, 2007. re Michael E. O'Hanlon and Kenneth M. Pollack; see Anthony H. Cordesman, "The Tenuous Case for Strategic Patience in Iraq: A Trip Report," Center for Strategic & International Studies, August 6, 2007.
- Satyam Khanna, "O’Hanlon/Pollack Rebuffed By Travel Companion Cordesman: ‘I Did Not See Any Dramatic Change’," Think Progress, August 9, 2007.
- Glenn Greenwald, "The truth behind the Pollack-O'Hanlon trip to Iraq" (updated below), Salon, August 12, 2007.
- Satyam Khanna, "O’Hanlon: Iraq Trip Relied On ‘The Itinerary The Defense Department Developed’," Think Progress, August 12, 2007.
Published works by Kenneth M. Pollack
- "A Switch in Time: A New Strategy for America in Iraq" (Paperback), Brookings Institution Press (March 30, 2006), ISBN 0815771517.
- "The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America" (Hardcover), Random House (November 2, 2004), ISBN 1400063159; Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reprint edition (August 9, 2005), ISBN 0812973364.
- "The Road Ahead: Middle East Policy in the Bush Administration's Second Term (Paperback) by Kenneth Pollack (Contributor), James Steinberg (Contributor), Shibley Telhami (Contributor), Flynt Leverett (Editor), Martin Indyk (Editor), Brookings Institution Press (May 30, 2005), ISBN 0815752059.
- "Arabs At War: Military Effectiveness, 1948-1991" (Studies in War, Society, and the Military Series) (Paperback), Bison Books (September 2004), ISBN 0803287836; University of Nebraska Press, 2002/Council on Foreign Relations Book, 2002.
- "The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq" (Hardcover), Random House; 1st edition (September 18, 2002), ISBN 0375509283. See Review.
External articles by Kenneth M. Pollack
- "Peace and the Syrian Dilemma", PEACEWATCH, October 28, 1996.
- Iraq: AreSanctions Collapsing? / U.S. Policy Options Towards Iraq, Prepared Testimony for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Energy and Natural Resources Committee joint hearing, May 21, 1998.
- "Current Iraqi Military Capabilities: An Assessment", The Washington Institute, Policywatch #297, 1998.
- "Let Us Now Praise Great Men: Bringing the Statesman Back In," with Daniel L. Byman, International Security (Spring 2001).
- With Daniel L. Byman, and Gideon G. Rose, "Beef Up the Taliban's Enemy", RAND Institute, Los Angeles Times, September 20, 2001.
- "America's New Internationalists Point of View", PEW/IndoPubs.com, November 19, 2001
- With Michael Eisenstadt, "Armies of Sand and Armies of Snow: The Impact of Soviet Military Doctrine on Arab Militaries," Middle East Journal (Autumn 2001).
- "Next Stop Baghdad?", Foreign Affairs (March/April 2002).
- Summary: "What should the United States do about Iraq? Hawks are wrong to think the problem is desperately urgent or connected to terrorism, but right to see the prospect of a nuclear-armed Saddam Hussein as so worrisome that it requires drastic action. Doves are right about Iraq's not being a good candidate for an Afghan-style war, but wrong to think that inspections and deterrence alone can contain Saddam. The United States has no choice left but to invade Iraq itself and eliminate the current regime."
- "Why Iraq Can't Be Deterred", New York Times, October 16, 2002.
- "The inspections are a trap", ParaPundit.com, November 2, 2002.
- "Prospects for Improved Military Effectiveness," RAND Corporation (forthcoming, 2003).
- A Last Chance to Stop Iraq, New York Times, February 21, 2003.
- "The War Through Saddam's Eyes", Brookings Daily War Report, March 21, 2003.
- "War's success will take years to determine", Tucson Citizen, March 24, 2003.
- "Battling for Basra", Brookings Daily War Report, March 28, 2003.