Richard Haass Biography, Age, Kids, Susan Mercandetti, Twitter, Net worth

Richard Haass Biography and wiki

Richard Nathan Haass, popularly known as Richard Nathan is an American diplomat who is also a prominent voice on American foreign policy, and an established leader of nonprofit institutions.

He has been president of the Council on Foreign Relations since July 2003, prior to which he was Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State and a close advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell.

Richard Haass Age| Nationality

Being born on July 28, 1951, he is currently 70 years old as of March 2022. He was born in Brooklyn, USA and is therefore of American nationality. Haass was born to a Jewish family in Brooklyn and is hence of mixed ethnicity.

Richard Haass Height| Weight

Details regarding how tall or short he is or his average weight are still not provided. They will be updated as soon as we get to know about it.

Richard Haass Family| Siblings

He was born to his parents Marcella Rosenthal and Irving B. Haass. and lived with them in Brooklyn. His dad was a securities analyst and partner at investment manager David J. Greene & Company. It seems that he didn’t have any brothers or sisters who grew up with him. Details about whether he had siblings or not are still not confirmed and will be updated soon.

Richard Haass Divorced| Married| Susan Mercandetti

He is married to one wife, Susan Mercandetti and they together have two kids. Information regarding his childern are away from the spotlight and will be updated as soon as we find out.

Richard Haass Education

He went to Roslyn High School where he graduated in 1969. Haass  then completed his bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College in 1973. He was a Rhodes Scholar and completed a master’s degree and a doctorate degree from Oxford University.

Richard Haass Career

Richard succeeded as a candidate for the position of ambassador and he has been U.S. Coordinator for the Future of Afghanistan.

He was the Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, and the Sol M. Linowitz Visiting Professor of International Studies at Hamilton College. Haass was also a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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Richard N Haass Image

From 1979 to 1980, he served at the Department of Defense, and at the Department of State from 1981 to 1985. Richard was a Special Assistant to United States President George H. W. Bush and National Security Council Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs. He received the Presidential Citizens Medal in 1991 for helping to develop and explain U.S. policy during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.

Haass worked for Secretary of State Colin Powell in the Bush administration and was Director of Policy Planning for the US State Department from 2001 to 2003 during the lead-up to the Iraq war.

He now is a member of the Inter-American Dialogue.

Richard Haass  Twitter

Richard Haass Books

  • The World: A Brief Introduction. Penguin Press, 2020.
  • A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order. Penguin Press, 2017.
  • Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America’s House in Order. Basic Books, 2014.


  • War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars. Simon & Schuster, 2010.
  • Restoring the Balance: A Middle East Strategy for the Next President. Co-authored with Martin Indyk. Brookings Institution Press, 2008.


  • The Opportunity. Public Affairs, 2006.
  • Intervention: The Use of American Military Force in the Post-Cold War World. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1999.
  • The Bureaucratic Entrepreneur: How to Be Effective in Any Unruly Organization. Brookings Institution Press, 1999.


  • Economic Sanctions and American Diplomacy. Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1998.
  • The Reluctant Sheriff: The United States After the Cold War. Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1997.
  • The Power to Persuade. Houghton Mifflin, 1994.
  • Conflicts Unending: The United States and Regional Disputes. Yale University Press, 1990.

Richard Haass Filmography

From 1996, Richard has appeared as himself on a couple of TV shows and documentaries. He once served as consultant on NBC News and hosted the online international affairs forum of the New York Times.

Richard Haass The World In Dissarray

The book was adapted into a feature-length documentary by VICE for release the same year on July 21. Through interviews with Richard, the film explores the themes and concepts laid out in the book. It talks mainly about the disorder in today’s international landscape, how it arose, and how it plays out in Syria, Ukraine, the South China Sea, and North Korea.

Richard Haass Net worth

He has an estimated net worth of $1.9 million as of 2022. Details regarding his properties, houses, cars he owns, private jets and villas and so much more are still under review and will be updated as soon as we get to hear from him or from other reliable sources.

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