Aaron David Miller is currently Vice-President  for New Initiatives and  Distinguished Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.. For two decades, he served as an adviser to Republican and Democratic Secretaries of State, helping formulate U.S. policy on the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli peace process. He most recently held the position of Senior Adviser for Arab-Israeli negotiations. He also served as the Deputy Special Middle East Coordinator for Arab-Israeli negotiations, Senior Member of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research and in the Office of the Historian. He has received the Department’s Distinguished, Superior, and Meritorious Honor Awards. He received his Ph.D. in American Diplomatic and Middle East History from the University of Michigan in 1977 and joined the State Department the following year. He has written four books on the Middle East, most recently The Much Too Promised Land: America’s Elusive Search for Arab-Israeli Peace (Bantam,2008).  He is also the author of the forthcoming book The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President. Mr. Miller has lectured widely at universities and Middle East symposia across the country and appears frequently on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR, and BBC; his articles have appeared in newspapers, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times and the International Herald Tribune. His weekly column Reality Check appears in Foreign Policy Magazine.

Aaron David Miller


Aaron David Miller is a vice president and distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the author of The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President.
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