Morton Abramowitz

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Morton Abramowitz is a Senior Fellow at the Century Foundation, and on the boards of the International Rescue Committee, the International Crisis Group, and U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea, as well as advising the National Interest quarterly journal and Foreign Policy (magazine).

A long-term diplomat, he was the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and acting president of the International Crisis Group.

At the U.S. Department of State, he was U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and Thailand, Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research, United States ambassador to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction Negotiations in Vienna and political adviser to the commander of United States Pacific Command. He was also deputy assistant secretary of defense for inter-American, East Asian, and Pacific affairs.

He is coauthor (with Stephen Bosworth) of Chasing the Sun: Rethinking East Asian Policy (The Century Foundation Press, 2006) and editor of The Century Foundation Press books The United States and Turkey: Allies in Need (2003) and Turkey’s Transformation and American Policy (2000).