William Quandt

quandt-pic.jpgWilliam B. Quandt, editor of Troubled Triangle: The United States, Turkey, and Israel in the New Middle East, has recently retired from his position as the Edward R. Stettinius Professor of Politics in the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics at the University of Virginia where he taught courses on the Middle East and American foreign policy. From 2000 to 2003, he also served as Vice Provost for International Affairs at the University.

From 1979 through 1994, Quandt was a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, where he conducted research on the Middle East, American policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict, and energy policy. Before going to Brookings, he served as a staff member on the National Security Council (1972-1974, 1977-1979). He was actively involved in the negotiations that led to the Camp David Accords and the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty.

Quandt is the author of numerous books and articles. His books include:


  • Peace Process: American Diplomacy and the Arab-Israeli Conflict Since 1967
  • Between Ballots and Bullets: Algeria's Transition from Authoritarianism
  • The United States and Egypt: An Essay on Policy for the 1990s
  • Camp David: Peacemaking and Politics
  • Saudi Arabia in the 1980s: Foreign Policy, Security, and Oil
  • Decade of Decisions: American Foreign Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1967-1976
  • Revolution and Political Leadership: Algeria, 1954-1968.

He also edited The Middle East: Ten Years After Camp David.

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