Elliott Abrams was a deputy national security advisor in the second George W. Bush administration.
The Washington Institute presented its 2021 Scholar-Statesman Award to Dennis Ross and Elliott Abrams.
Two long-serving U.S. troubleshooters in the Middle East -- Dennis Ross and Elliott Abrams -- received The Washington Institute's prestigious Scholar-Statesman Award before nearly 400 guests at a gala dinner on December 6, 2012, at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.
Ross, who served as special Middle East negotiator to President Clinton and Iran policy advisor to President Obama, is currently the Institute's counselor. Abrams, deputy national security advisor in the George W. Bush administration, is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. In an unscripted conversation with Dr. Satloff during the dinner, Abrams and Ross reflected on their careers in foreign policy and discussed current events in the Middle East, including Israeli-Palestinian developments, Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons, and the challenge of Egypt under Islamist rule.