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Harold Rhode

Dr. Harold Rhode served as an Advisor on Islamic Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as Turkish Desk Officer at the US Department of Defense. During the Second Gulf War, he served as Liaison to the Iraqi Opposition for the Coalition Provisional Authority. Rhode has traveled extensively throughout the Islamic world and has researched in universities and libraries in Egypt, Israel, Syria, Jordan, Iran, Afghanistan and Turkey, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University in Islamic History, specializing in the history of the Turks, Arabs, and Iranian peoples.