Ambassador Marc Otte, born April 26, 1947, is a Belgian diplomat. He has served in Washington DC and Kinshasa (RDC) and was Consul General in Los Angeles as well as ambassador to Israel. He was also director for strategic affairs and disarmament and director for policy planning at the Belgian MFA. From 1999 to 2003, he was advisor for security and defence policy to the High Representative for EU foreign and security policy and from 2003 to 2011, EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process. He was director general of the Royal Institute for International Relations/Egmont for the last four years. He is currently Belgian Special Envoy for Syria and vice-President of the European Institute for Peace. He has written several articles and contributed to books on European defence and security as well as on the Middle East.
- The quest for a regional order in the Middle East Security Policy Briefs
- The Greater Middle East and the Mediterranean five years from now Commentaries
- The EU at a crossroad Commentaries
- Taking EU-Iran relations beyond the nuclear file Other publications
- For Europe, Iran is more than the nuclear problem Commentaries