2009-2013 Blinken worked as an assistant to the president.
He was also the vice president’s adviser on national security. During his tenure in President Obama’s administration, he helped develop US policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, as well as Iran’s nuclear program.
Blinken then moved into the private sector, co-founding WestExec Advisors. 2020 again got a job in the state system, acting as a consultant within the framework of Joe Biden’s presidential campaign; then he was nominated by the latter as the Secretary of State, assuming the position in 2021. on January 26.
Blinken was born and spent the early years of his life in the family of Jewish parents. Then he moved to Paris with his mother, Judith, where he continued his secondary education.
He is a graduate of Harvard University. received a doctorate from Columbia University School of Law. He worked as a lawyer in New York and Paris. He has authored a number of articles on global developments. He is married and has two children. Fluent in French.
During the presidency of Bill Clinton, he held various senior positions in the State Department in the National Security Council (1994-2001). From 2001 to 2008 was a senior researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
In 2003 During his tenure as the head of the Democratic Group in the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee (2002-2008), he advocated the invasion of US troops into Iraq. in 2008 During the pre-election campaign of Joe Biden, he was his adviser on foreign policy.