Thursday, September 6, 2012

Welcome to the official blog of Dr. Steve R. Pieczenik, Ph.D., critically acclaimed author of psycho-political thrillers and the co-creator of the New York Times best-selling "Tom Clancy's Op-Center" and "Tom Clancy's Net Force" book series. He is also one of the world's most experienced international crisis managers and hostage negotiators. His novels are based on his twenty years experience in resolving international crises for four U.S. administrations.

Dr. Pieczenik trained in Psychiatry at Harvard and has both an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College and a Ph.D. in International Relations from M.I.T. He was the first psychiatrist ever to receive a PhD. focusing on international relations. He served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and/or Senior Policy Planner under Secretaries Henry Kissinger, Cyrus Vance, George Schultz and James Baker.

During his career as a senior State Department official, Dr. Pieczenik utilized his unique abilities and expertise to develop strategies and tactics that were instrumental in resolving major conflicts in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the United States.

Dr. Pieczenik was the principal International Crisis Manager and Hostage Negotiator under Secretaries Kissinger and Vance. During this time he developed conflict resolution techniques that were instrumental in saving over five hundred hostages in different terrorist episodes, including the Hanafi Moslem Seizure in Washington, DC, the TWA Croatian Hijacking, the Aldo Moro Kidnapping, the JRA Hijacking, the PLO Hijacking, and many other incidents involving terrorists such as Idi Amin, Muammar Quaddafi, Carlos, FARC, Abu Nidal and Saddam Hussein.

Dr. Pieczenik helped develop negotiation strategies for major U.S.- Soviet arms control summits under the Reagan administration. He was also involved in advising senior officials on important psycho-political dynamics and conflict mediation strategies for President Carter's successful Camp David Peace Conference. In 1991, Dr. Pieczenik was a chief architect of the Cambodian Peace Conference in Paris. He is currently an advisor to the Department of Defense.

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  1. I am overwhelmed by the volumes of information you provide in such short sound bites. I wish AJ would allow you to finish more tangents. There is a lot of info there. Thank you for presenting it.

  2. enjoyed the Infowars talk,.. thank you.

  3. You're awesome. It's easy to forget in the world you live and breathe in - how important your information is. Why don't you write what you would have revealed on Alex Jones, and send it to You will get great exposure and cross-posting and blogging with other sites which will snowball into many more interviews, etc.

    Thank you for your courage!!

    1. I am not affiliated with I just believe it would be a good springboard. After your explosive interview with your site deserves more attention than a few comments a couple days afterwards

  4. One last thing Steve! the cryptic "B" for blog icon on the upper right corner of your home (main) page of your website is much too obscure for your blog posts. Please consider putting your current blog posts directly on your front page, or at least a more overt link to it. Because the blog is the only thing likely to change day to day and is thus the likeliest reason for people to visit your site. That is:
    to read your latest news and thoughts!

  5. I am sure you are aware that Alex Jones is only interested in your draw to his viewing audience. He is clearly trying to keep you focused on what he thinks his audience wants to hear in short sound bites. Frankly, you sound quite angry and a little frustrated with the current state of affairs in our world. I know, I get it, I am not a psychiatrist or psychotherapist. I am not trying to be. I am a good and discerning listener. I like what I hear in your voice. I have notice that your voice and demeanor change signficantly in cadence with whatever interviewer you are working with. I learned how some of this stuff works when I was in Viet Nam and while I was working with the US prison system. I would like to learn more from you. aln