The RAND Corporation will announce today that Richard H. Solomon has joined the think tank as a senior fellow. 

Solomon served as the president of the United States Institute of Peace from 1993 until last month when former Congressman Jim Marshall (D-GA) succeeded him.

Solomon, who previously worked at RAND in the 1970s and 1980s, will direct a project that will propose a “grand strategy” for national security and foreign policy in the 21st century.

“Since the end of the Cold War, and with 9/11, economic globalization and political turmoil abroad, the world presents the United States with a challenging range of new threats and opportunities,” Solomon said. 

From 1989 to 1992, Solomon was assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs during which period he negotiated the Cambodia peace agreement. In addition, Solomon has served as U.S. ambassador to the Philippines, director of policy planning at the State Department and senior staff member of the National Security Council during the 1970s.

Solomon begins his new appointment in RAND’s Washington, DC office today.