About the Author
Kenneth M. Pollack is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he is Director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy. Previously, he was Director for Persian Gulf Affairs at the National Security Council and spent seven years in the CIA as a Persian Gulf military analyst.
Daniel L. Byman is Research Director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings and a professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. Previously, he served as a staff member on the 9/11 Commission and worked for the U.S. government.