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March 10, 2005

Derek Chollet
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Derek Chollet is a fellow in the CSIS International Security Program where he works on a variety of issues related to U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy. Prior to joining CSIS, he was foreign policy adviser to Senator John Edwards (D-N.C.), both on his legislative staff and during the 2004 Kerry/Edwards presidential campaign. Earlier, during the Clinton administration, he served in the U.S. State Department in several capacities, including chief speechwriter for Richard Holbrooke, then-U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; special adviser to Strobe Talbott, then-deputy secretary of state; and adviser in the Bureau of Public Affairs. He has also assisted former secretaries of state James A. Baker III and Warren Christopher with the research and writing of their memoirs, Holbrooke with his book on the Dayton peace process in Bosnia, and Talbott with his book on U.S.-Russian relations during the 1990s. He has been a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin and a visiting scholar at the George Washington University. Educated at Cornell and Columbia Universities, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His own commentaries and reviews on U.S. foreign policy and politics have appeared in numerous books and publications throughout the United States and Europe.

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