Ambassador Robert E. Hunter
Email: Ambassador Robert E. Hunter
U.S. Ambassador to NATO under President Clinton (1993-98) and U.S. representative to the Western European Union; a principal architect of the "New NATO," leading the North Atlantic Council in implementing decisions of the 1994 and 1997 NATO Summits and in obtaining air-strike decisions that halted the Bosnia war. Senior Concept Developer to NATO's Allied Command Transformation; Senior Advisory Panel, US European Command; Academic Advisory Board, NATO Defense College. Chairman, Council for a Community of Democracies. Senior International Consultant, Lockheed Martin Overseas Corporation. Board member, Atlantic Council of the United States, American Academy of Diplomacy, and European Institute.
Formerly member of Secretary Cohen's Defense Policy Board. Director of West European Affairs and later Director of Middle East Affairs on the National Security Council during the Carter administration, and a principal author of the Carter Doctrine for the Persian Gulf.
Foreign policy advisor to Senator Edward Kennedy and foreign and domestic policy advisor to Vice President Humphrey. Served on White House staff in the Johnson administration (health, education, welfare, labor) and in the U.S. Department of the Navy on the Polaris project.
Senior Fellow at Overseas Development Council; Research Associate, International Institute for Strategic Studies; Lecturer at London School of Economics; Professorial Lecturer at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins (SAIS), and George Washington University. Louis L. Goldstein Chair, Washington College. More than 850 publications, speech writer for 3 US Presidents, 3 Vice Presidents.
• Integrating Instruments of Power and Influence
• Withdrawal of US Forces from Iraq
• New Security Structure for the Persian Gulf
• Aging and International Security
• Grand Strategy in the Middle East
Robert E. Hunter, Building Security in the Persian Gulf, RAND Corporation (MG-944), 2010
Robert E. Hunter, Gen. George Joulwan, and Amb. Edward Gnehm, Integrating Instruments of Power and Influence: Lessons Learned and Best Practices, RAND Corporation (CF-251), 2008
Robert E. Hunter and Seth G. Jones, Building a Successful Palestinian State: Security, RAND Corporation (MG-146.2), 2006
Robert E. Hunter and Sergey M. Rogov, Engaging Russia as Partner and Participant: The Next Stage of NATO-Russia Relations, RAND Corporation (CF-203), 2006
Robert E. Hunter, The European Security and Defense Policy: NATO's Companion-or Competitor? RAND Corporation (MR-1463), 2002
HONORS & AWARDS
• Legion of Honor, Government of France
• Distinguished Civilian Service (twice), US Defense Department
• Order of Merit, Government of Hungary
RECENT MEDIA APPEARANCES
Interviews: Bloomberg; CNN; Cox News Service; Fox; Globe and Mail; MSNBC; National Journal; PR; San Francisco Chronicle; Voice of America Commentary: Baltimore Sun; Financial Times; Frontline Canada; International Herald Tribune; Marketplace Radio; Washington Post.