Geoffrey Kemp

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Senior Fellow


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Geoffrey Kemp is Director of Regional Security Programs at the Center for the National Interest. He served in the White House during the first Reagan administration as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the National Security Council Staff. Dr. Kemp received his Ph.D. in political science at M.I.T. and his M.A. and B.A. degrees from Oxford University. His areas of focus include the Arab- Israeli Conflict, Iraq, Iran, Energy Security and Asia, the Caspian Basin, and the Geopolitics of the Middle East. He frequently comments and writes on US foreign policy in the US, European, Middle East, and East Asian media including recent publications The East Moves West: India, China, and Asia's Growing Presence in the Middle East, Brookings Institution Press (2010) and Iran and Iraq: The Shia Connection, Soft Power, and the Nuclear Factor, United States Institute of Peace(2005). This year he will focus on maritime security, energy supplies and proliferation, with an emphasis on the Indian Ocean region.

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