Rana sent me this:
I'm doing some research on the people writing about Syria and came across Kenneth M. Pollack, a member of the Washington establishment from the think tank and executive branches. He is currently a senior fellow in the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings, and previously directed the center for a few years. The Saban Center's website is happy to report that he is fluent in English. Thank goodness for that.