Senior Adviser, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
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March 05, 2014The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was on the road to irrelevance. The most successful military alliance in history has lacked a real enemy since the Soviet Union disintegrated a quarter of a century ago. After a dozen years of…
January 07, 2014Harlan Ullman, senior adviser for the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security, writes to the Washington Post on US presidential term limits:
December 11, 2013One of Newton’s famous laws--- that every action has an opposite and equal reaction--- is often mirrored in international politics. A key question is how to deal with these opposite reactions. Just when breakthroughs in resolving the most pressing international…
December 04, 2013The Thanksgiving holiday and the consumer shopping frenzy over “Black Friday” last week temporarily captured America headlines obscuring for a brief spell, the nuclear deal that, if consummated, will assure Iran will not develop nuclear weapons. But make no mistake.…
November 27, 2013In an extraordinary time, by any measure last week was extraordinary. On Thursday, the Senate went nuclear. The super-majority requirement of sixty votes that allowed the revered “filibuster” to block confirmation of most presidential appointees was ended. Friday marked the…
He is also a distinguished senior fellow at the National Defense University and chairman of the Killowen Group, which advises leaders in business and government; is chairman or vice chairman of a number of private companies and advisory boards; and a director of the Wall Street Fund, one of the nation's first mutual funds.
A former naval person with 150 combat operations and missions in Vietnam in patrol boats and later commands, he is on the advisory boards for the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and serves as an advisor for the Pentagon's Business Transformation Agency.
Ullman is a regular columnist for UPI and the author of numerous policy books. His major interests are global security and coping with nontraditional threats.