Longtime political advisor and diplomat Dennis Ross served as Director of Policy Planning in the State Department during George H.W. Bush’s administration, where he worked towards the reunification of Germany and arms control. Appointed Middle East envoy by President Clinton in 1993, Ross brokered peace talks and treaties between Israel and Palestinian groups, Jordan, and Syria. He has also served the Obama administration as Special Assistant to the President on the National Security Council. He is a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a professor at Georgetown. In Doomed to Succeed, Ross maps the shifting circumstances of the United States of America’s bonds with its closest Middle East ally.