William L. Nash

Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations


Major General William L. Nash, USA (Ret.) is senior fellow and director, Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations.

He has extensive experience in peacekeeping operations, both as a military commander in Bosnia-Herzegovina and as a civilian administrator for the United Nations in Kosovo. He served in the Army for 34 years, and is a veteran of Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm. Since his retirement in 1998, Nash has been a fellow and visiting lecturer at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, and director of Civil-Military Programs at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs.

Featured Work

DEC 17, 2001 Transcript

The "War" on Terrorism: What Rules Apply? (New York Forum #1)

The attacks of September 11 have been described, variously, as "crimes," "acts of war," or "genocide." Does characterizing the attacks in these different ways change the ...