Richard Sokolsky


Richard Sokolsky is a non-resident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He served in the State Department for 37 years and was a member of the Secretary of State’s Office of Policy Planning from 2005 to 2015.

Articles by Richard Sokolsky
U.S. Army troops from the 10th Mountain Division collect their duffels after returning from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan to Fort Drum, New York, on Dec. 8, 2020.
U.S. Army troops from the 10th Mountain Division collect their duffels after returning from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan to Fort Drum, New York, on Dec. 8, 2020.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken takes part in a naturalization ceremony on World Refugee Day in Washington, DC on June 20, 2016.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken takes part in a naturalization ceremony on World Refugee Day in Washington, DC on June 20, 2016.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a military parade marking the country’s annual Army Day in Tehran on April 18.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a military parade marking the country’s annual Army Day in Tehran on April 18.
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Washington, D.C. on March 14. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Washington, D.C. on March 14. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 16:  U.S. President Donald Trump points as he speaks about policy changes he is making toward Cuba at the Manuel Artime Theater in the Little Havana neighborhood on June 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The President will re-institute some of the restrictions on travel to Cuba and U.S. business dealings with entities tied to the Cuban military and intelligence services.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 16: U.S. President Donald Trump points as he speaks about policy changes he is making toward Cuba at the Manuel Artime Theater in the Little Havana neighborhood on June 16, 2017 in Miami, Florida. The President will re-institute some of the restrictions on travel to Cuba and U.S. business dealings with entities tied to the Cuban military and intelligence services. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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