Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill is the Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic planning under President George W. Bush, and served as U.S. ambassador to India, presidential envoy to Iraq, and the administrations coordinator for U.S. policies regarding Afghanistan and Iran. From 1989 to 1990, he was special assistant to President George H.W. Bush for European and Soviet affairs. Blackwill is a member of the Trilateral Commission and the Aspen Strategy Group and is on the board of Harvards Belfer Center. He was co-chairman of the Task Force on Russia and U.S. National Interests, co-sponsored by the Belfer Center and the Center for the National Interest, which produced the report Russia and U.S. National Interests: Why Should Americans Care?