By Allen McDuffee
The Brookings Institution has announced that Vali Nasr has joined the think tank.
Nasr, a Middle East and South Asia expert, most recently served as senior advisor to the late Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Nasr joins Brookings’ Foreign Policy Program and will contribute to the Saban Center for Middle East Policy.
“Vali’s depth of knowledge and experience on the Middle East and South Asia are outstanding,” said Brookings President Strobe Talbott in a statement. “I look forward to his contributions to Brookings’s research and policy initiatives, and know he will increase public and policymaker understanding of these two dynamic regions of the world.”