Dr. Ivo H. Daalder
, (born 1960, The Hague
) is an academic
, political scientist
, foreign policy
adviser and author
in the United States
. He is also Senior Fellow
in Foreign Policy studies at The Brookings Institution
. Daalder advises Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama
on foreign policy. Daalder was also a signatory to the Project for the New American Century
("PNAC"), a neoconservative
" which strongly influenced the George W. Bush administration's foreign and military policy in the Middle East.
Education and achievements
Daalder was educated at Oxford and Georgetown Universities, and received his Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been a fellow at Harvard University's Center for Science and International Affairs and the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. He is the recipient of a Pew Faculty Fellowship in International Affairs and an International Affairs Fellowship of the Council on Foreign Relations. Daalder is a member of the Academy of Political Science, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Prior to joining Brookings, Daalder was an associate professor at the University of Maryland, College Park’s School of Public Affairs, where he was also director of research at the Center for International and Security Studies. In 1995-96, he served as director for European Affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council staff, where he was responsible for coordinating U.S. policy toward Bosnia. From 1998-2001, Daalder served as a member of the Study Group of the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century (the Hart-Rudman Commission), a multi-year examination of U.S. national security requirements and institutions.
- "A Concert of Democracies", with James M. Lindsay New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2009 (forthcoming).
- "In the Shadow of the Oval Office: The President’s National Security Adviser and the Making of America’s Foreign Policy", with I.M. Destler. Simon & Schuster, 2009 (forthcoming).
- “Beyond Preemption: Force and Legitimacy in a Changing World” (edited, 2007)
- “The Crescent of Crisis: U.S.-European Strategy for the Greater Middle East”, co-edited with Nicole Gnesotto and Phil Gordon, (2006)
- “America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy”, with James M. Lindsay, (2003). Winner of 2003 Lionel Gelber Prize. Revised and updated edition published by John Wiley & Sons in 2005. Translated into Chinese, Dutch, Korean, Italian and Polish
- “Protecting the American Homeland”, with I.M. Destler, Robert Litan, Michael O’Hanlon, Peter Orszag, and James Steinberg, (2002)
- “Winning Ugly: NATO’s War to Save Kosovo”, with Michael E. O’Hanlon, (2000)
- “Getting to Dayton: The Making of America’s Bosnia Policy”, (2000)
- “America's new global challenge”, with Anne-Marie Slaughter Boston Globe, July 24, 2008.
- “Talking to Iran Is Our Best Option”, with Philip Gordon The Washington Post, June 29, 2008.
- “The United Nations Can Save Burma”, with Paul Stares International Herald Tribune and Boston Globe, May 13, 2008.
- “NATO: A Mockery of Enlargement”, with James Goldgeier, International Herald Tribune, April 08, 2008.
- “Presidential Politics Can Help Iraq Policy”, with Philip Gordon, Boston Globe, March 29, 2008.
- “Iraq After the Surge” NRC Handelsblad, December 8, 2007.
- “A Nuclear-Free World”, with John Holum, Boston Globe, October 05, 2007.
- “Nuclear Weapons in the Age of al-Qaeda”, with Jeffrey Lewis, Financial Times, August 13, 2007.
- “The Next Intervention: Legitimacy Matters”, with Robert Kagan, The Washington Post, August 6, 2007.
- “U.S. and Europe Must Learn About Alliances”, with James Goldgeier, Financial Times, December 14, 2006.
- “Global Challenges for NATO”, with James Goldgeier, El Pais, November 27, 2006.
- “NATO: For Global Security, Expand the Alliance”, with James Goldgeier, The International Herald Tribune, October 12, 2006.
- “Five Years After 9/11 – A Balance Sheet”, NRC Handelsblad, September 6, 2006.
- “Is War With Iran Inevitable?”, NRC Handelsblad, April 21, 2006.
- “Still Time for a Good Deal With India”, with Michael Levi, Washington Post, March 10, 2006.
- “Face-to-Face: The Recent Spike of Violence in Iraq”, Washington Examiner, March 2, 2006.
- “The Limits of Rice's Diplomacy”, NRC Handelsblad, January 17, 2006.
- “We Should Strike Iran, But Not With Bombs”, with Philip Gordon, Washington Post, January 22, 2006.
- “America and the Use of Force: Sources of Legitimacy,” with Robert Kagan, in Chollet, Lindberg and Shorr (eds). “Bridging the Foreign Policy Divide”, 2008.
- “Restore Trust in America's Leadership”, with James M. Lindsay, ‘’Democracy: A Journal of Ideas’’, Fall 2007.
- “Coping with Failure in Iraq”, Vrij Nederland, June 16 2007.
- (With James M. Lindsay) “Democracies of the World, Unite: The Debate Continues,” The American Interest, Vol. II, No. 4 (March/April 2007), pp. 137-139
- “Democracies of the World, Unite”, with James M. Lindsay, The American Interest, January/February 2007.
- “Renewing the Nuclear Bargain,” with Michael H. Fuchs and Morton H. Halperin, in Halperin, Laurenti, Rundlet and Boyer (eds) ‘’Power and Superpower: Global Leadership and Exceptionalism in the 21st Century’’, 2007.
- “Global NATO”, with James Goldgeier, Foreign Affairs, September/October 2006, pp. 105-113.