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Richard Holbrooke is one of the world's most recognizable diplomats.
Currently he is serving in the important role of Special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan under the Obama administration.
Prior to his work for Obama he was the only person to have held the assistant secretary of state position for two different regions.
He gained much recognition in 1994 when he served as the Balkans envoy and worked to end the conflict betweeen Serbia and the Kosovo Liberation Army.
5 years later he served as the 22nd ambassador to the United Nations, where he worked on a successful resolution to tackle HIV/Aids and pursued a series of diplomatic negotiations in Congo.
In addition to his diplomatic work, Holbrooke has worked as an author, professor, magazine editor and Investment banker.
In his current role as the Representative to Pakistan and Afghanistan Holbrooke has had to shoulder a number of complaints and accusations about US Mistakes in the regions.