WASHINGTON Paul Wolfowitz, a key architect of the Iraq war and ousted head of the World Bank, has been named to head the board of an influential U.S.-Taiwan lobbying group.
The U.S.-Taiwan Business Council (Arlington, Va.) said Monday (May 19) that Wolfowitz, former deputy secretary of defense, will replace William Brock as chairman of the trade group.
Wolfowitz resigned as president of the World Bank, based here, last May. He held that post for about two years. He currently serves as a visiting scholar in foreign and defense policy studies at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, also based here.
The U.S.-Taiwan Business Council promotes closer economic and technology ties between Washington and Taipei. It also issues frequent reports on Taiwan's semiconductor industry.
Along with Brock, previous council chairman have included former U.S. defense secretaries William Cohen, Frank Carlucci and Caspar Weinberger.