Philip H. Gordon

Dr. Philip Gordon is the Mary and David Boies Senior Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. From 2013-15, he served as Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region. As the most senior White House official focused on the greater Middle East, he worked closely with the President, Secretary of State, and National Security Adviser on the full range of geopolitical, economic, and security issues facing the region. From 2009-13, Dr. Gordon served as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In that position he was responsible for 50 countries in Europe and Eurasia as well as for NATO and the European Union (EU). Dr. Gordon is the author of a number of books and articles on international relations and foreign policy and writes regularly for newspapers including the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, and Politico. He has appeared frequently on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, the BBC, and other major radio and television networks. His latest book, Losing the Long Game: The False Promise of Regime Change in the Middle East, will be published in October 2020.