Dennis Jett

Dennis Jett is a professor in the School of International Affairs at Penn State University. A former career diplomat, he served 28 years in the US State Department in a wide range of positions, including as ambassador to Peru and Mozambique, on the National Security Council and in Malawi, Liberia, Argentina and Israel. He has a PhD in International Relations from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and is the author of four books published by Palgrave-Macmillan. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Diplomacy and the American College of National Security Leaders.
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Why Peacekeeping Fails

The United Nations was not even three years old when it launched its first peacekeeping mission in 1948. For the last 70 years, it has been continuously involved in such operations, often with mixed results. Over this time, peacekeeping and the wars to which it has been applied have changed. The challenges peacekeepers face have evolved from ones that were relatively straightforward to... Continue Reading

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Trump Is Wrong to Think He Can Force Iran to Its Knees

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to former US Ambassador Dennis Jett. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have been escalating for some time now. In the most recent episode, two commercial tankers were damaged by mysterious explosions in the Gulf of Oman on June 13, sparking a surge in oil prices and triggering speculation about the possible perpetrator. The US government... Continue Reading

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