Wrote the original text of the Rediscovering Armenia Guidebook in 1999 (which Raffi Kojian has been updating since). Worked for the US State Department, including in Armenia in the late 1990s. Quit his job while working at the US Embassy in Athens to protest the Iraq war.
After Resigning to Protest War, A Diplomat Turns Peace Envoy
The Wall Street Journal
April 1, 2003
BY PETER WALDMAN, Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
... The most studious sibling in a family of four overachieving kids from Palo Alto, Calif., Mr. Kiesling immersed himself in Dungeons