Bruce Riedel

Bruce Riedel is a senior fellow in Foreign Policy and the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. A longtime CIA officer, he was a senior adviser to four U.S. presidents, and in 2009 he chaired an interagency review of policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan for the Obama administration. He is also the author of "The Search for al Qaeda: Its Leadership, Ideology, and Future" (Brookings).