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James F. Jeffrey

Ambassador James F. Jeffrey is the Philip Solondz distinguished visiting fellow at The Washington Institute where he focuses on US strategies to counter Iran's efforts to expand its influence in the broader Middle East.

INSIGHT: Syria Framework Agreement – the Least-Bad Result

The good news about the new U.S.-Russian framework agreement on Syria is that it could remove the Assad regime’s chemical weapons (CW) stocks, eliminating a major tool against the insurgents. This result would have been unimaginable if Washington had not threatened military action. The bad news begins with the major obstacles the agreement places More »