The White House has appointed Philip Gordon as Special Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa and the Gulf Region, as the Obama administration continues to try to succeed where others have failed. In the official announcement, Gordon was termed the “perfect person” for the job.
Gordon, born in 1962, was a senior foreign policy adviser to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. His professional background includes serving as an Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs since May 2009.
He previously was a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council under President Bill Clinton, and a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.
He also has written books, one of which is called “Winning Turkey: How America, Europe, And Turkey Can Revive a Fading Partnership.”
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, in his visit to Turkey last week diplomatically upbraided Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who told a UN forum, “Just like Zionism, anti-Semitism and fascism, it becomes unavoidable that Islamophobia must be regarded as a crime against humanity.”
“We not only disagree with it, we found it objectionable,” Kerry said.Jewish Press News Briefs
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