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Alexander Bick

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Research Scholar, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
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Quagmire: Russia and the United States in Syria

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Alexander Bick is a Research Scholar at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He served in the Obama administration as Director for Syria at the National Security Council and on the Policy Planning Staff at the State Department under Secretaries Clinton and Kerry. Previously, he worked for The Carter Center, where he helped to organize peace initiatives in Sierra Leone, Sudan, and Venezuela and directed international election observation missions in Liberia and Libya. A trained historian, Dr. Bick has also written on European mercantilism and colonial politics, based on archival research supported by fellowships from Fulbright, the Scaliger Institute, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. He holds a BA in political science from the University of Chicago, an MSc in economic history and Diploma in economics from the London School of Economics, and a PhD in history from Princeton University.

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