Ronald E. Neumann
Ronald E. Neumann is an American diplomat who served as the United States Ambassador to Afghanistan (2005–2007), Bahrain (2001–2004) and Algeria (1994–1997). He is the son of former ambassador Robert G. Neumann and traveled extensively after college in Afghanistan while his father was ambassador there. Both he and his father served in diplomatic posts in Afghanistan precedented only by one other father/son pair, John Adams and his son John Quincy Adams who both served as Ministers to Britain. Neumann currently serves as the president of the American Academy of Diplomacy, a Washington, DC-based think tank. In 2009 he authored The Other War: Winning and Losing in Afghanistan, a book exploring political and military issues of Afghanistan.