Robert Ford

Middle East Institute

Bio

Robert Ford is a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute. A career member of the U.S Foreign Service, Ford entered the service in 1985 and retired in 2014. Ford served as U.S. ambassador to Syria from 2010 to 2014 and U.S. ambassador to Algeria from 2006 to 2008.

Featured Work

(L to R) Michèle Flournoy, Michael Flynn, Audrey Cronin, Robert Ford. CREDIT: Gusta Johnson

DEC 17, 2014 Podcast

The Rise of ISIS: Implications for U.S. Strategy, Interests, and Values

How did ISIS grow so quickly? What is the best strategy to overcome it and how long will it take? How should the U.S. ...