Alexander A. Kravetz is a former Salvadorean diplomat. He served as an alternate representative to the United Nations in New York, as ambassador to Colombia, and as permanent representative to the World Trade Organization and the United Nations in Geneva. He was directly involved in El Salvador’s UN-mediated peace process, participating in various negotiation rounds and in back-channel actions between the government and FMLN guerrillas. His diplomatic expertise ranges from politics to labor, human rights, and trade negotiations. He also served as assistant to the president, where he established and ran a communications office. More recently, the focus of his work has been in Iraq, as a development and business consultant. As such, he has run several USAID and State Department multimillion-dollar projects, assisted companies looking to enter the Iraqi market, and managed an oil services company in northern Iraq. Currently, he is a partner and cofounder of Insight Iraq, a UK-based media monitoring and political analysis advisory company. Previously, he worked with small and medium-sized enterprises in El Salvador, where he helped develop their export promotion plans with the support of a World Bank–funded grants program and also assisted with free zone–based manufacturing companies’ expansion plans, including developing employment and labor strategies. Mr. Kravetz holds a BA from Tufts University, an MIA from Columbia University, and an MPA from Harvard University.