Books by Kenneth M. Pollack

KENNETH M. POLLACK is director of research at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. From 1995 to 1996 and from 1991 to 2001, he served as director for Gulf affairs at the National Security Council, where he was the principa


UNTHINKABLE by Kenneth M. Pollack
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"Learned, lucid and deeply sobering."
A senior fellow at the Brookings Institution sets out our increasingly diminished options for dealing with a country that has vexed America since the Eisenhower administration. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: July 22, 2008

"A persuasive but painful solution for dealing with the mess in the Middle East."
A former supporter of the Iraq invasion, former National Security Council director for Gulf Affairs Pollack (The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America, 2004, etc.) now admits it was a terrible idea. Yet America must not only remain involved in the Middle East, he declares, it must bring harmony to that volatile region. Read full book review >