Ambassador Peter Galbraith


Ambassador Peter Galbraith

Author, policy adviser, former U.S. diplomat

Peter Woodard Galbraith is an author, academic, commentator, policy adviser, and former United States diplomat. In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, he helped uncover Saddam Hussein’s gassing of the Kurds. From 1993 to 1998, he served as the first U.S. Ambassador to Croatia, where he was co-mediator and principal architect of the 1995 Erdut Agreement that ended the war in that country. His testimonies helped reveal ethnic cleansing of its Serb minority, the joint criminal enterprising being found by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in 2011.

Beginning in 2003, Galbraith acted as an adviser to the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq. As an author and commentator, he argued that Iraq has broken up and that the US occupation authorities should not try to build a strong central government over Kurdish objections. In 2009, Galbraith was appointed United Nations’ Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan where he contributed to exposing the massive fraud that took place in the 2009 Afghanistan Presidential Elections.

Galbraith spoke at The Common Good in 2011: Ambassador Peter Galbraith On Afghanistan: Ten Years Later.

Twitter: @GalbraithforVT