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Abrams received a Bachelor of Arts degree in college in 1969, a master`s degree in international relations at the London School of Economics (London School of Economics) in 1970 and a doctorate in law at the Law School of Harvard University (Harvard Law School) in 1973. Abrams engaged in foreign policy under the administration of the two US Republican presidents, Ronald Reagan (Ronald Reagan) and George Bush (George W. Bush). Currently he is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (at the Center for Middle East Studies) . During the Bush administration Abrams gained fame for their participation in the controversial foreign policy decisions against Nicaragua (Nicaragua) and El Salvador (El Salvador). During Bush`s first term Abrams served as a special assistant to the president and senior director for national security in the Middle East and North Africa. At the beginning of Bush`s second term, he was responsible for the president`s strategy of promoting democracy abroad.

His political career has been compromised because of involvement in an international scandal ` Iran- kontras` (Iran-Contra), but the verdict against Abrams was canceled HW Bush used his constitutional powers. Elliott Abrams born on 24 January 1948 to a Jewish family in New York City (New York). His father was an immigration lawyer. Abrams entered Harvard College (Harvard College) in the late 1960s and was a roommate of Steven Kelman (Steven Kelman).With him rebellious Elliot wrote the article `The Contented Revolutionists` for the magazine ` The New Leader`. Abrams received a Bachelor of Arts degree in college in 1969, a master`s degree in international relations at the London School of Economics (London School of Economics) in 1970m and a doctorate in law at the Law School of Harvard University (Harvard Law School) in 1973.

He practiced law in New York with his father during the summer season, and then in the period from 1973 to 1975 - th and 1979 th and 1981 th, resolve legal issues in the company of their peers. Abrams worked as an assistant attorney in the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations in 1975, after which he became a staff member of the short-term senator Henry Jackson campaign (Henry Jackson) on the nomination for president last.

From 1977 to 1979 - th Elliott served as special adviser and finally ,He became chief of staff of civil servants under the new Senator Daniel Moynihan (Daniel Moynihan).

For the first time on a national level of fame Abrams came during the Reagan administration, when he held the post of Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs in the early 1980s ,and later - the Assistant Secretary for Inter-American Affairs.

In this position, Elliot (during the Reagan administration) are constantly faced with the discontent of religious groups and human rights organizations, including Human Rights Votch` ` (` Human Rights Watch`) and International amnistiya` ` (` Amnesty International`).They accused him of concealing atrocities meted military forces that supported the US government, for example, in El Salvador, Honduras (Honduras) and Guatemala (Guatemala).

June 25, 2001 the first George Bush appointed Abrams to the post of Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Democracy, Human Rights ,as well as international operations in the National Security Council. The British newspaper `The Observer` claimed that Abrams knew in advance and` gave dobro` on Venezuelan coup attempt of 2002 against Hugo Chavez (Hugo Chavez). But the State Department`s inspector general said Abrams innocence, adding ,United States President Chavez warned of the reality of the threat of killing him. However, the US government still initially gave tacit approval to the coup, refusing to condemn him before Chavez was not under pressure to resign for some time. Abrams accompanied Condoleezza Rice (Condoleezza Rice) as the primary adviser during her visit to the Middle East in late July of 2006, when there were discussions underway on the Lebanese- Israeli conflict.

Senator Moynihan presented Abrams Rachel Decter (Rachel Decter), stepdaughter other Moynihan, Norman Podhoretz (Norman Podhoretz),political editor of `Commentary`. Rachel and Elliot were married in 1980. The couple had three children - Jacob (Jacob), Sarah (Sarah) and Joseph (Joseph)

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