Zalmay Khalilzad

Zalmay Khalilzad is president of Khalilzad Associates and counselor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. In addition to other diplomatic and government appointments, he served as special presidential envoy (2002–2005) and U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan (2003–2005), and as U.S. ambassador to Iraq (2005–2007), after which he became U.S permanent representative to the United Nations, serving until 2009.