The Persian Gulf is a rough neighborhood. Barbara A. Leaf @WashInstitute. Malcolm Hoenlein @Conf_of_pres.

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(Photo: English: The mountainous terrain of western Iran appears to be diverting the previous days’ dust storms southward across the Persian Gulf.

Date 28 March 2003

Source MODIS Rapid Response team, PersianGulf.A2003087.0735.250m. Satellite Terra, pixel size: 250m

Author Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC)

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The Persian Gulf is a rough neighborhood. Barbara A. Leaf  @WashInstitute. Malcolm Hoenlein @Confofpres.

Barbara A. Leaf, U.S. ambassador to the United Arab Emirates from 2014-2018, joined The Washington Institute as the Rosenblatt Distinguished Visiting Fellow in 2018. During her diplomatic career, Ambassador Leaf served in high-level positions at Foggy Bottom and abroad. Before arriving in Abu Dhabi in 2014, she served as deputy assistant secretary of state for the Arabian Peninsula in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and as deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq; directed the U.S. Provincial Reconstruction Team in Basrah, Iraq; and served as the department’s first director of the Office of Iranian Affairs. In addition, she had postings in Rome, Sarajevo, Paris, Cairo, Tunis, Jerusalem, and Port-au-Prince.

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