Robert B. Oakley

Robert B. Oakley

Robert Bigger Oakley is an American diplomat whose 34-year career as a Foreign Service Officer included appointments as United States Ambassador to Zaire, Somalia, and Pakistan and, in the early 1990s, as a special envoy during the American involvement in Somalia. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Robert B. Oakley has 14 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1993 News Conference as an Envoy for the Somalia of the United States. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2003 with an average of 771 views per program. Most appearances with Mohamed Sahnoun (2), Paul Orgel (2). Most common tag: Pakistan.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2003 - Present Distinguished Fellow, National Defense University Videos: 3 c. September 20, 2002 - Present Research Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University Videos: 1 c. August 12, 1997 - Present Senior Fellow, National Defense University Videos: 4


Envoy, Somalia, United States c. December 8, 1992 - c. January 5, 1993 Videos: 6 Staff, Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism, Department of State c. December 2, 1991 - c. December 8, 1992 Videos: 0 Ambassador, Pakistan, United States c. July 1, 1988 - c. July 1, 1991 Videos: 0

Recent Appearances

  • <em>Pakistan:  Between Mosque and Military</em>

    Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military

    Husain Haqqani talked about his book Pakistan: Between Mosque and Military, published by Carnegie Endowment for International…

  • U.S.-Muslim Relations

    U.S.-Muslim Relations

    Panelists discussed U.S.-Muslim relations. They spoke about U.S. foreign policy and it impact in the Muslim world, and…

  • <em>The Main Enemy: The CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB</em>

    The Main Enemy: The CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB

    Mr. Bearden and Mr. Risen discussed the book they co-wrote The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Final Showdown with the KGB, published by Random…

  • U.S. Peacekeeping Forces

    U.S. Peacekeeping Forces

    Mr. Oakley discussed U.S. peacekeeping forces, where they are and how many forces are deployed in peacekeeping missions. He…

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