Robert C. O’Brien served as the 28th National Security Advisor from 2019-2021. During O’Brien’s time in office, the United States orchestrated the historic Abraham Accords in the Middle East, brokered economic normalization between Serbia and Kosovo, achieved significant defense spending increases among NATO partners, and increased cooperation with America’s allies across the Indo-Pacific.
O’Brien previously served in numerous senior government positions, including as Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs with the rank of ambassador. He was personally involved in bringing over two dozen hostages and detainees back to America.
In 2016, O’Brien authored “While America Slept” published by Encounter Books. During the Trump Administration, he edited the book “Trump on China.” O’Brien’s opinion pieces have appeared in every major American newspaper and he is a frequent guest on cable TV and the Sunday shows.
O’Brien is also one of the leading lawyers in America. He holds a J.D. from the U.C. Berkeley School of Law and received his B.A. degree in political science, cum laude, from UCLA.