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Dennis Ross, currently a counselor at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, has played a leading role in shaping U.S. involvement in the Middle East peace process for more than twelve years. A highly skilled diplomat, Ambassador Ross served two years as special assistant to President Obama as well as National Security Council senior director for the Central Region, and a year as special advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, focusing on Iran. He was directly and extensively involved in the peace process of the region in both the George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations. Ross has published extensively on the former Soviet Union, arms control, and the greater Middle East. His articles appeared in Foreign Policy, National Interest, Washington Quarterly, and Foreign Affairs. His books include The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace (2004) and Statecraft, And How to Restore America's Standing in the World (2007). He holds a PhD from UCLA.