Arnold Kanter (February 27, 1945 – April 10, 2010) served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 1991 to 1993. He also held a position on the White House staff from 1989 to 1991 as Special Assistant to the President and served in a variety of capacities in the State Department from 1977 to 1985. He has served on the faculty of both Ohio State University and the University of Michigan and also worked for several years in the 1980s at the RAND Corporation.
Kanter was born in Chicago and was a founding member of The Scowcroft Group. He died in of cancer in April 2010.