James Jeffrey


James Jeffrey is currently Philip Solondz Visiting Fellow at the Washington institute. He served as ambassador to Iraq, Turkey, and Albania, and as deputy national security advisor.
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A member of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, monitors in the town of Tabqa, about 55 kilometres (35 miles) west of Raqa city, on April 30, 2017, as they advance in their battle for the Islamic State group's stronghold.
US-backed fighters have captured 80 percent of Syria's Tabqa from the Islamic State group, a monitor said on May 1, a week after they first entered the town. / AFP PHOTO / DELIL SOULEIMAN        (Photo credit should read DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
A member of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), made up of an alliance of Arab and Kurdish fighters, monitors in the town of Tabqa, about 55 kilometres (35 miles) west of Raqa city, on April 30, 2017, as they advance in their battle for the Islamic State group's stronghold. US-backed fighters have captured 80 percent of Syria's Tabqa from the Islamic State group, a monitor said on May 1, a week after they first entered the town. / AFP PHOTO / DELIL SOULEIMAN (Photo credit should read DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP/Getty Images)
epa01864058 A handout picture released by Iraqi Prime Minister Office shows US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Iraqi Prime Minsietr Nouri al-Maliki (R) during a press conference after their meeting, in Baghdad, Iraq on 16 September 2009.   / HANDOUT
epa01864058 A handout picture released by Iraqi Prime Minister Office shows US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Iraqi Prime Minsietr Nouri al-Maliki (R) during a press conference after their meeting, in Baghdad, Iraq on 16 September 2009. / HANDOUT
WASHINGTON, USA - OCTOBER 2: US President Barak Obama listens as Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announces his resignation during a press conference at the White House in Washington, USA on October 2, 2015. During the press conference President Obama announced the resignation of Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education and appointed John King as his temporary replacement. He also answered question on gun control, Russia, and the situation in Syria. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, USA - OCTOBER 2: US President Barak Obama listens as Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announces his resignation during a press conference at the White House in Washington, USA on October 2, 2015. During the press conference President Obama announced the resignation of Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education and appointed John King as his temporary replacement. He also answered question on gun control, Russia, and the situation in Syria. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM , ISRAEL- MARCH 20:  U.S. President Barack Obama (L) greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a press conference on March 20, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. This is Obama's first visit as President to the region, and his itinerary will include meetings with the Palestinian and Israeli leaders as well as a visit to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.  (Photo by Heidi Levine-Pool/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM , ISRAEL- MARCH 20: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a press conference on March 20, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel. This is Obama's first visit as President to the region, and his itinerary will include meetings with the Palestinian and Israeli leaders as well as a visit to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. (Photo by Heidi Levine-Pool/Getty Images)
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