Meghan L. O'Sullivan
(born September 13, 1969)
is a former deputy national security adviser on Iraq and Afghanistan. She is Jeane Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School
and a board member of the Belfer Center
for Science and International Affairs at Kennedy School.
She is a member of the board of directors of the Council on Foreign Relations
where she was previously an adjunct senior fellow, and the North American chair of the Trilateral Commission
Early life and education
During her time in Iraq, O'Sullivan was involved with many key decisions on the political front, including helping to negotiate the early transfer of sovereignty to the Iraqis and assisting the Iraqis in writing their interim constitution. She is remembered for driving herself around Baghdad to meet with Iraqis, and endured some harrowing experiences while in Iraq, including escaping from a terrorist attack by scaling a building ledge ten stories up.
On May 31, 2007, President Bush announced that O'Sullivan was returning to Baghdad:
to serve with Ambassador Crocker
, to help the Iraqis – and to help the Embassy help the Iraqis – meet the benchmarks that the Congress and the President expect to get passed.
With Stephen Hadley
, she is also credited as being one of the original advocates in the White House of the 2007 "surge" strategy.
On September 15, 2007, she left the White House and began teaching at Harvard.
O'Sullivan is also a One Young World Counsellor, speaking about "Peace & Conflict Resolution
to a group of 1,300 young people
in 2013. O'Sullivan is currently the Chairwoman of the North American branch of the Rockefeller Trilateral Commission.
- Shrewd Sanctions: Statecraft and State Sponsors of Terrorism. Brookings Institution Press. 2003. ISBN 0-8157-0601-4.
- Windfall", Simon and Schuster (2017)
- "Honey and Vinegar: Incentives, Sanctions, and Foreign Policy, edited with Richard N. Haass, Brookings Institution Press (2000), ISBN 0-8157-3355-0.  By Meghan L. O'Sullivan
- Sanctioning 'Rogue' States: A Strategy in Decline?, Harvard International Review, Summer 2000.
- "Terms of Engagement: Alternatives to Punitive Policies" with Richard N. Haass, Survival, 42:2 (Summer 2000), The International Institute for Strategic Studies.
- "Iraq: Time for a Modified Approach", Brookings Institution (IraqWatch), February 2001.
- "Sanctions and U.S. Foreign Policy", with Raymond Tanter, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, March 13, 2001.
- "The Response to Terrorism: America Mobilizes", Brookings Institution Forum, September 21, 2002. Moderator: James B. Steinberg; Scholars: Thomas E. Mann, Michael E. O'Hanlon, and Meghan L. O'Sullivan.
- "The Politics of Dismantling Containment", The Washington Quarterly 27:1 (Winter 2001), pp. 67–76. Copyright 2000 by The Center for Strategic and International Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
- "The Problem with Obama's Decision to Leave Iraq," Foreign Affairs Magazine, October 28, 2011.
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- ^ "A Reporter at Large: The General's Dilemma, David Petraeus, the pressures of politics, and the road out of Iraq. by Steve Coll". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2008-08-31.
- ^ Ricks, Thomas E. (2006). Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq - Thomas E. Ricks - Google Books. ISBN 9781594201035. Retrieved 2013-12-31.
- ^ Packer, George (6 May 2014). The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq - George Packer - Google Books. ISBN 9780374705329. Retrieved 2013-12-31.
- ^ Kaplan, Fred. (January 31, 2013). "Book Discussion on "The Insurgents:David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War". Louisville Free Public Library. BookTV Series. C-Span. Retrieved 26 February 2015. 17 mins in. http://www.c-span.org/video/?310883-1/book-discussion-insurgents
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- ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2013-02-11.
- ^ "How Bush Decided on the Surge". The Weekly Standard. 2008-02-04. Retrieved 2013-12-31.
- ^ Smith, Dane F. (2010). U.S. Peacefare: Organizing American Peace-building Operations - Dane F. Smith - Google Books. ISBN 9780313382628. Retrieved 2013-12-31.
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- ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 31, 2012. Retrieved February 11, 2013.
- ^ Avlon, John. "The Pro-Freedom Republicans Are Coming: 131 Sign Gay Marriage Brief". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 2013-12-31.
- ^ "Richard Haass says talks 'have real chance to succeed'". BBC News. BBC. 20 September 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
- ^ "Some Northern Ireland parties hold more Haass talks". BBC News. BBC. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013.
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