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  • Sami Abdel-Shafi

      Sami Abdel-Shafi’s current research focuses on UK and EU foreign policy on Palestine and Israel. Prior to joining Chatham House in February 2015, he represented The Carter Center in the Gaza Strip, Palestine, since 2008. Originally a technologist and business consultant/analyst, Sami also branched into...

  • Adjoa Anyimadu

    Adjoa Anyimadu is a research associate for the Africa programme. Her work focuses on Africa’s maritime security and the politics of Kenya, Tanzania and the Horn of Africa. Her research expertise has been used by the International Taskforce on Piracy Ransom Payments, and she has appeared as an expert witness before...

  • Farea Al-Muslimi

    Farea Al-Muslimi is a visiting scholar at the Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Yemeni and Gulf politics. Al-Muslimi is the cofounder and chairman of the Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies, a youth-led think tank aiming to bring new perspectives to Yemeni and regional affairs. He has worked as a...

  • James M. Acton

    James M. Acton is co-director of  the Nuclear Policy Program and senior associate . A physicist by training, Acton specializes in deterrence, disarmament, nonproliferation, and nuclear energy. His current research focuses on the nuclear fuel cycle in Japan and hypersonic conventional weapons. Acton’s publications...

  • Amr Adly

    Amr Adly is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research centers on political economy, development studies, and economic sociology of the Middle East, with a focus on Egypt. Adly has taught political economy at the American University in Cairo and at Stanford University. He has been an...

  • Owen Alterman

    Owen Alterman specializes in Israel’s relations with the United States and other issues of geopolitics and strategic planning. A lawyer by training, he has extensive experience in both the private and non-profit  sectors and has worked in a variety of international settings, from the law firm of Allen &...

  • Michele Bazzano

    Michele Bazzano first joined Chatham House as a visiting researcher in November 2014. He holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Lugano and did his thesis on a monetary union among the GCC countries. He also has a postgraduate Master in Economics and International Relations from the Catholic University of...

  • Richard Bejtlich

    Richard Bejtlich’s research focuses on integrating strategic thought into private sector cyber defense. He asserts that computer networks are best protected by adopting strategies of rapid, holistic incident detection and response, but he is investigating the extent to which that approach scales beyond the...

  • Carlo Bastasin

    Carlo Bastasin is a nonresident senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development and Foreign Policy programs at Brookings. As an economist and editoralist, Bastasin’s work focuses on European political and economic analysis. Carlo is also the author of the new and expanded edition of “Saving Europe:...

  • William J. Burns

    William J. Burns holds the highest rank in the Foreign Service, career ambassador, and is only the second serving career diplomat in history to become deputy secretary of state. Prior to his tenure as deputy secretary, Ambassador Burns served from 2008 to 2011 as under secretary for political affairs. He was...

  • Jason Brodsky

    Jason Brodsky is currently the Policy Advisor to the Director, President and CEO and a Research Associate in the Middle East Program. Previously, he served as Special Assistant (Research/Writing) to Congresswoman Jane Harman. Prior to joining the Wilson Center, Brodsky served as a Policy Fellow at the White House. He...

  • Sultan Barakat

    Sultan Barakat is the director of research at the Brookings Doha Center and a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy. He is known for having pioneered both scholarship and practice in the field of post-war recovery. In 1993, he founded the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit, a world-leading...

  • Daniel Benjamin

    Daniel Benjamin is a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence in the Foreign Policy program and the Norman E. McCulloch Jr. director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. Prior to joining the Dickey Center in 2012, Benjamin served as...

  • Charles Clift

      Charles Clift is a senior consulting fellow at the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House. He is also chair of the Medicines Patent Pool, a Swiss charitable foundation seeking to increase access to medicine for people living with HIV in developing countries. For a large part of his career he worked...

  • Don Campbell

    Don Campbell is the general manager of Policy for Government and Public Affairs (PGPA) for Upstream and Corporate Business Development at Chevron. In this functional leadership role, Campbell manages PGPA teams supporting Chevron’s $150-billion oil and gas business in more than 20 countries around the globe. He is...

  • Perry Cammack

    Perry Cammack is an associate in the Middle East Program at  International Peace, where he focuses on long-term regional trends and their implications for American foreign policy. Prior to joining Carnegie in August 2015, Cammack worked on issues related to the Middle East as part of the policy planning staff of...

  • Charles Clift

    Charles Clift is a senior consulting fellow at the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House. He is also chair of the Medicines Patent Pool, a Swiss charitable foundation seeking to increase access to medicine for people living with HIV in developing countries. For a large part of his career he worked as an...

  • Angelos Chryssogelos

    Angelos Chryssogelos holds a BA in Politics from the University of Athens (2004), an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy from Leiden University (2008), and a PhD in Political Science from the European University Institute in Florence (2012). He has worked, among others, for the Netherlands Institute for...

  • Doris Carrion

    Doris Carrion joined the Middle East and North Africa programme in 2012, first as project coordinator for the Yemen Forum, and then as research assistant since 2013. Previously she worked in the West Bank for two years as project coordinator with American NGO Tomorrow’s Youth Organization. She also conducted field...

  • Ted Galen Carpenter

    Ted Galen Carpenter is senior fellow for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. Carpenter served as Cato’s director of foreign policy studies from 1986 to 1995 and as vice president for defense and foreign policy studies from 1995 to 2011. He is the author of 10 books and the editor of 10...

  • James de Waal

    James de Waal is a senior consulting fellow in the International Security Department. He served in the British diplomatic service from 1990 to 2014, including postings at the United Nations in New York, in Berlin, Washington and Santiago. In London he worked in several different departments of the Foreign and...

  • Kemal Derviş

    Kemal Derviş is vice president and director of Global Economy and Development. Formerly head of the United Nations Development Programme and Minister of Economic Affairs of Turkey, he focuses on global economics, emerging markets, European affairs, development and international institutions.

  • James P. Dougherty

    James Dougherty is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in the Center for Geoeconomic Studies (CGS). He currently directs a roundtable series on what U.S. foreign policy should be to maintain a lead in innovation and another on cyber threats. He has almost thirty years of diverse...

  • Thomas E. Donilon

    Thomas E. Donilon is vice chair of the international law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, where he serves on the firm’s global governing committee. Mr. Donilon is also senior director at the BlackRock Investment Institute. From 2010 to 2013, he served as national security adviser to President Barack...

  • Michele Dunne

    Michele Dunne is an expert on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East.Dunne was a Middle East specialist at the U.S. Department of State from 1986 to 2003, where she served in assignments that included the National Security Council, the...

  • Judy Dempsey

    Judy Dempsey is a nonresident senior associate at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of the Strategic Europe blog. She is also the author of the book The Merkel Phenomenon (Das Phänomen Merkel, Körber-Stiftung Edition, 2013). She worked for the International Herald Tribune from 2004 to 2011 as its Germany and East...

  • Haleh Esfandiari

    Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, the former and founding Director of the Middle East Program. She has had a rich and varied career. In her native Iran, she was a journalist, served as deputy secretary general of the Women’s Organization of Iran, and was the deputy director of a cultural foundation where she was responsible...

  • Douglas J. Elliott

    Douglas Elliott, a fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, is a member of the Initiative on Business and Public Policy. He is an expert on the financial sector worldwide and its regulation, on pensions both corporate and state and local, and on the eurozone and its economic and financial governance,...

  • Oded Eran

    Oded Eran, a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies, served as director of INSS from July 2008 to November 2011, following a long career in Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government positions. In his most recent post before joining INSS, Dr. Eran served as the...

  • Georges Fahmi

    Georges Fahmi is an El-Erian fellow at the Middle East Center, where his research focuses on religious actors in democratic transition, the interplay between state and religion in Egypt and Tunisia, and religious minorities and citizenship in Egypt and Syria. Fahmi is also a researcher at the Arab Forum for...

  • Richard A. Falkenrath

    Richard Falkenrath is adjunct senior fellow for counterterrorism and homeland security at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also Chief Security Officer at Bridgewater Associates, an investment manager, where he is responsible for leading implementation of cyber, physical, and staff security strategy. From 2010...

  • Matteo Garavoglia

    A dual German and Italian citizen, Matteo Garavoglia is the Italy Program Fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. His research focuses on the European Union’s common foreign and security policy in general and on humanitarian, development, and democratization policies in...

  • William A. Galston

    William A. Galston holds the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program, where he serves as a senior fellow. A former policy advisor to President Clinton and presidential candidates, Galston is an expert on domestic policy, political campaigns, and elections. His current research...

  • Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck

    Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck is a research analyst at the Middle East Center in Beirut. She is an expert on extremist violence, massacres, and terrorism, with a focus on Islamism and jihadism in Algeria. Ghanem-Yazbeck was a research assistant at the Center for Political Analysis and Regulation at the University of...

  • John Hudak

    John Hudak is a fellow in Governance Studies and Managing Editor of the FixGov blog. His research examines questions of presidential power in the contexts of administration, personnel, and public policy. Additionally, he focuses on campaigns and elections, bureaucratic process and legislative-executive interaction. He...

  • Kawa Hassan

    Kawa Hassan is a visiting scholar at the Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Kurdish and Iraqi politics, civil society and democratization, donor assistance, and transition processes, especially in the Middle East. Hassan is director of the Middle East North Africa Program at the EastWest Institute’s...

  • Robert Satloff

    Robert Satloff has served since 1993 as executive director of The Washington Institute. In that capacity, he oversees all Institute operations and leads the organization’s unparalleled team of Middle East scholars, experts and policy practitioners. He also holds the Institute’s Howard P. Berkowitz Chair in...

  • Zipi Israeli

    Zipi Israeli is a research fellow at INSS and a lecturer at Tel Aviv University, as well as at the Lauder School of Government of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. She is a board member of the Association of Civil-Military Scholars in Israel, as well as a member of the academic committee of the annual...

  • John Judis

    John Judis wrote The Folly of Empire: What George W. Bush Could Learn from Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Judis’s articles have appeared in the American Prospect, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Washington Monthly, American Enterprise, Mother Jones, and Dissent. He has...

  • Maysa Jalbout

    Maysa Jalbout is a senior adviser to leaders, governments and philanthropic organizations on social policy and programming with a particular emphasis on education in international development. She has created, led and contributed to innovative policies, multi-country programs, foundations and NGOs in North America,...

  • Duyeon Kim

    Duyeon Kim is a nonresident associate in the Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, based in Seoul. An expert on nuclear nonproliferation, diplomacy, and Northeast Asia, her research currently focuses on nuclear, security, and geopolitical issues on the Korean...

  • Charles Lister

    Charles Lister is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center. His research focuses on terrorism, insurgency and sub-state security threats across the Middle East, especially in the Levant. Recently, his work has been nearly exclusively focused on assessing the status of the conflict in Syria, especially the makeup...

  • Marc Lynch

    Marc Lynch is a nonresident senior associate in Middle East Program where his work focuses on the politics of the Arab world. He is also a professor of political science at the George Washington University, where he recently completed a six-year term as director of the Institute for Middle East Studies. Lynch is the...

  • Malcolm R. Lee

    Malcolm Lee is a nonresident senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings. He has served in economic policy positions at the White House (National Economic Council, National Security Council and Office of Management and Budget), the Commerce Department and the State Department. In the private...

  • Matthew Levitt

    Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of The Washington Institute’s Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. From 2005 to early 2007, he served as deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In that capacity, he served both as a...

  • Annie W. Manriquez

    Annie W. Manriquez is a National Security Fellow . She has held various national security positions within the executive and legislative branches, including at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration and on former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher’s staff. Annie W. Manriquez currently...

  • Mohammed Masbah

    Mohammed Masbah is a nonresident scholar at Middle East Center. He is a political-sociologist whose work centers on Salafism, political Islam, authoritarianism, and youth movements, with a focus on North Africa. Prior to joining Carnegie, Masbah was a fellow at the German Institute for International and Security...

  • David Makovsky

    David Makovsky is the Ziegler distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process. He is also an adjunct professor in Middle East studies at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and recently concluded an...

  • Nancy Messieh

    Nancy Messieh is the Associate Director of the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and editor of EgyptSource, a blog following Egypt’s transition. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, she was based in Cairo, Egypt as the Next Web‘s Middle East Editor. She has also worked for...

  • Brian Mefford

    Brian Mefford is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center. He is a business and political consultant who is based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Named by the Kyiv Post as one of the twenty “Most Influential Expats in Ukraine,” Mefford has lived and worked in Eastern...

  • Suzanne Maloney

    Suzanne Maloney is interim deputy director of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution and a senior fellow in the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy, where her research focuses on Iran and Persian Gulf energy. She is the editor of Markaz, a blog on politics in and policy toward the Middle East...

  • Carole Nakhle

    Carole Nakhle is a nonresident scholar at Carnegie Middle East Center. An energy economist based in London, she specializes in international petroleum contracts and fiscal regimes for the oil and gas industry, world oil and gas market developments, energy policy, and oil and gas revenue management. Nakhle is director...

  • Robin Niblett

    Robin Niblett became the director of Chatham House in January 2007. Before joining Chatham House, between 2001 and 2006, he was the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). During his last two years at CSIS, he also served as director of the...

  • Jacob Olidort

    Jacob Olidort, a Soref fellow at The Washington Institute, focuses on the history and ideology of Salafism and Islamist political groups in the Middle East. He received his BA in Middle Eastern studies and history from Brandeis University, his AM in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, as...

  • Orit Perlov

      Orit Perlov, a social media analyst, follows and analyzes the discourse on the social networks in Arab states. Prior to joining INSS, she served as a political advisor to the Israeli Ambassador at Large based with the informal Israeli mission in the GCC. She is the former co-editor of the Israeli Foreign...

  • Nadav Pollak

      Nadav Pollak is the Diane and Guilford Glazer Foundation fellow at the Washington Institute, focusing on counterterrorism issues in the Middle East. A former analyst for the government of Israel, Nadav also served as an NCO in the IDF Intelligence Corps.   Washington Institute Nadav Pollak

  • George Perkovich

    George Perkovich is vice president for studies at International Peace. His research focuses on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, with a concentration on South Asia, Iran, and the problem of justice in the international political economy. Perkovich is author of the award-winning book India’s Nuclear Bomb...

  • Rexon Y. Ryu

      Rexon Ryu is senior adviser at International Peace, where he leads an initiative focused on the intersection of diplomacy, technology, and innovation. Ryu has nearly two decades of experience working in global diplomacy and at its complex intersection with national policymaking. He has worked at the highest...

  • Barry Rabe

    Barry Rabe examines the adoption and implementation of policies relevant to climate change, environmental protection and energy, with particular attention to the role of state governments in the American federal system. His work also examines other federal systems such as Canada as well as the link between public...

  • John Roberts

    John M. Roberts is a Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center. He is also a Senior Partner with Methinks Ltd, a consultancy specializing in the interrelationship between energy, economic development, and politics. He has a particular expertise in the development of energy in the Caucasus...

  • Bruce Riedel

    Bruce Riedel is a senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project, part of the Brookings Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. In addition, Riedel serves as a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy. He retired in 2006 after 30 years of service at the Central Intelligence...

  • Dr Igor Sutyagin

    Dr. Igor Sutyagin’s research is concerned with US-Russian relations, strategic armaments developments and broader nuclear arms control, anti-ballistic missile defense systems. Prior to joining RUSI, Dr Sutyagin completed his PhD in History of Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Moscow Institute for...

  • Uri Savir

    Ambassador Uri Savir has spent his professional life on the strategies of peacemaking in Israel. In 1996, he established the Peres Center for Peace and is currently the Center’s honorary president. In 2011, Savir founded the Yala Young Leaders online Peace Movement.

  • Paul Stronski

    Paul Stronski is a senior associate in  Russia and Eurasia Program, where his research focuses on the relationship between Russia and neighboring countries in Central Asia and the South Caucasus. Until January 2015, Stronski served as a senior analyst for Russian domestic politics in the U.S. State Department’s...

  • Michael R. Strain

    Michael R. Strain is a resident scholar at the  Institute, where he studies labor economics, public finance, and applied microeconomics. His research has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals and in the policy journals Tax Notes and National Affairs. Dr. Strain also writes frequently for popular audiences...

  • Claire Spencer

    Dr Claire Spencer is senior research fellow for the Middle East and North Africa Programme and Second Century Initiative at Chatham House. Over the previous decade, she was head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme, which she expanded, having set up the Middle East and Central Asia Policy Unit at the...

  • Miriam Sapiro

    Ambassador Miriam E. Sapiro is a Principal at Summit Strategies International and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in the Global Economy and Development program.  Sapiro served as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and as Acting U.S. Trade Representative in the Obama administration.  At USTR,...

  • Vish Sakthivel

    Vish Sakthivel was a Next Generation Fellow at The Washington Institute in 2013-2014, with a focus on Islamist politics in Morocco. Fluent in Moroccan Arabic and Tamil, she lived in Morocco for three years, including time in the Peace Corps. She earned her master’s degree at Georgetown University’s Public...

  • Bilal Y. Saab

    Bilal Y. Saab is a Resident Senior Fellow for Middle East Security at the Atlantic Council’s Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. He also serves on the board of several research organizations in the United States and the Middle East. A recipient of the Thought Leadership Award from the Atlantic...

  • Pinar Tremblay

    Pinar Tremblay is a columnist for Al-Monitor’s Turkey Pulse and is a visiting scholar of political science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She is a columnist for Turkish news outlet T24. Her articles have appeared in Time, New America, Hurriyet Daily News, Todays Zaman, Star and Salom.

  • Dmitri Trenin

    Dmitri Trenin,  chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program. He retired from the Russian Army in 1993. From 1993–1997, Trenin held a post as a senior research fellow at the Institute of Europe in Moscow. In 1993, he was a senior research fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome. Trenin...

  • Ashley J. Tellis

    Ashley J. Tellis is a senior associate at the International Peace specializing in international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues. While on assignment to the U.S. Department of State as senior adviser to the under secretary of state for political affairs, he was intimately involved in negotiating the civil...

  • Tristan Volpe

    Tristan Volpe is a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow and an associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the  International Peace, where his research focuses on the use of nuclear technology as a bargaining chip in world politics. Prior to working at Carnegie, Volpe was a Lawrence Scholar at Lawrence Livermore National...

  • Stan Veuger

    Stan Veuger is a resident scholar and the editor of Economic Perspectives. His research areas are political economy and public finance. Veuger also writes frequently for general audiences on topics including health care policy, tax policy, U.S. politics, European politics, and popular culture. Veuger is a regular...

  • Xenia Wickett

    Xenia Wickett is the project director of the US Project at Chatham House and the dean of the Academy for Leadership in International Affairs, Chatham House’s new leadership training initiative. Prior to this she was the executive director of the PeaceNexus Foundation, based just outside Geneva, which she launched...

  • Nicholas D. Wright

    Nicholas D. Wright is a nonresident associate at the inistitue. His research draws on his background in neuroscience to explore political decisionmaking in economics and nuclear security. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK). Prior to joining Carnegie, Wright was a research fellow in the Wellcome...

  • Darrell M. West

    Darrell M. West is vice president and director of Governance Studies and holds the Douglas Dillon Chair. He is founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings and Editor-in-Chief of TechTank. His current research focuses on educational technology, health information technology, and mobile...

  • Einat Wilf

    Dr. Einat Wilf, the Baye Foundation Adjunct Fellow at The Washington Institute, was a member of the Israeli Knesset from 2010-2013, serving as chair of the Education, Sports and Culture Committee and the Subcommittee for Israel and the Jewish People and as a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee....

  • Richard Youngs

    Richard Youngs is a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program. He works on EU foreign policy and on issues of international democracy. Youngs is also a professor of international relations at the University of Warwick. Prior to joining Carnegie in July 2013, he was the director of the European think...

  • Maha Yahya

    Maha Yahya is a senior associate at the Middle East Center, where her research focuses on citizenship, pluralism, and social justice in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings. Yahya led work on Participatory Development and Social Justice at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA)....

  • Aaron Y. Zelin

    Aaron Y. Zelin is the Richard Borow fellow at The Washington Institute, where his research focuses on how jihadist groups are adjusting to the new political environment in the era of Arab uprisings and Salafi politics in countries transitioning to democracy. He is also a PhD candidate at King’s College of London...

  • Tong Zhao

    Tong Zhao is an associate in Nuclear Policy Program at Center for Global Policy. His research focuses on strategic security issues, including nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, missile defense, strategic stability, and China’s security and foreign policy. Zhao was previously a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow...

  • Neri Zilber

    Neri Zilber, a journalist and researcher on Middle East politics and culture, was a visiting scholar at The Washington Institute in 2014-2015. His research focused on the Middle East Peace Process, with particular emphasis on Palestinian economics and state-building. Most recently a Tel Aviv-based fellow of the...

  • Subprime Lite

    Editor’s note: This is a summary of the paper, “Political Actions by Private Interests: Mortgage Market Regulation in the Wake of Dodd-Frank,” presented at the Hoover Institution Executive Power and the Rule of Law Conferences in March and June 2016.  Sanford Gordon and Howard Rosenthal are Professors in the...

  • West of Suez for the United Arab Emirates

  • “US Climate Policy Under President Trump: Why the Sky is Dark, but Not Falling”

      Many of us are still in disbelief that Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States. His bombastic assault on immigrants, due process of law, religious freedom, and free speech all give us reason to sound the fascist alarm bells. And while his rhetorical attacks on these civil rights issues are...

  • Ambassador David Saperstein talks TPP, ISIL, and the next administration

    David Saperstein, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom, spoke on Monday, November 14th at the Harvard Kennedy School on “U.S. Efforts to Promote Religious Freedom Abroad.” In a wide-ranging discussion moderated by Future of Diplomacy Project Executive Director Cathryn Clüver, the diplomat and rabbi...

  • Why Iraq needs the Popular Mobilization Units in fight against IS

    Despite reports that members of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) are torturing and committing other atrocities against Sunnis, the forces appear to be indispensable in battling the Islamic State (IS) and are likely to be involved in future fighting. The PMU took part in operations to recapture Tikrit in...

  • The Latest Aleppo Battle May Give the Islamic State Another Reprieve

    Despite the ongoing peace negotiations in Geneva, each camp in the Syria war is preparing for a general resumption of hostilities in the Aleppo area. In addition to the strategically important city itself, the Islamic State-occupied territory between Aleppo and the Euphrates is increasingly becoming a focal point,...

  • Joining Hezbollah: An Insider’s Account

    In late December 2015, Lebanese journalist Carol Malouf held an in-depth interview with two Hezbollah captives of Jabhat al-Nusra. The interview appears to be the first of its kind: Hezbollah members speaking candidly about the group’s organization and methods. Naturally, the fact that their remarks were made in...

  • Pinar Tremblay

    Pinar Tremblay is a columnist for Al-Monitor’s Turkey Pulse and is a visiting scholar of political science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She is a columnist for Turkish news outlet T24. Her articles have appeared in Time, New America, Hurriyet Daily News, Todays Zaman, Star and Salom.

  • Sami Abdel-Shafi

      Sami Abdel-Shafi’s current research focuses on UK and EU foreign policy on Palestine and Israel. Prior to joining Chatham House in February 2015, he represented The Carter Center in the Gaza Strip, Palestine, since 2008. Originally a technologist and business consultant/analyst, Sami also branched into...

  • Xenia Wickett

    Xenia Wickett is the project director of the US Project at Chatham House and the dean of the Academy for Leadership in International Affairs, Chatham House’s new leadership training initiative. Prior to this she was the executive director of the PeaceNexus Foundation, based just outside Geneva, which she launched...

  • James de Waal

    James de Waal is a senior consulting fellow in the International Security Department. He served in the British diplomatic service from 1990 to 2014, including postings at the United Nations in New York, in Berlin, Washington and Santiago. In London he worked in several different departments of the Foreign and...

  • Charles Clift

      Charles Clift is a senior consulting fellow at the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House. He is also chair of the Medicines Patent Pool, a Swiss charitable foundation seeking to increase access to medicine for people living with HIV in developing countries. For a large part of his career he worked...

  • Michele Bazzano

    Michele Bazzano first joined Chatham House as a visiting researcher in November 2014. He holds an MSc in Economics from the University of Lugano and did his thesis on a monetary union among the GCC countries. He also has a postgraduate Master in Economics and International Relations from the Catholic University of...

  • Adjoa Anyimadu

    Adjoa Anyimadu is a research associate for the Africa programme. Her work focuses on Africa’s maritime security and the politics of Kenya, Tanzania and the Horn of Africa. Her research expertise has been used by the International Taskforce on Piracy Ransom Payments, and she has appeared as an expert witness before...

  • Robert Satloff

    Robert Satloff has served since 1993 as executive director of The Washington Institute. In that capacity, he oversees all Institute operations and leads the organization’s unparalleled team of Middle East scholars, experts and policy practitioners. He also holds the Institute’s Howard P. Berkowitz Chair in...

  • Annie W. Manriquez

    Annie W. Manriquez is a National Security Fellow . She has held various national security positions within the executive and legislative branches, including at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration and on former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher’s staff. Annie W. Manriquez currently...

  • Don Campbell

    Don Campbell is the general manager of Policy for Government and Public Affairs (PGPA) for Upstream and Corporate Business Development at Chevron. In this functional leadership role, Campbell manages PGPA teams supporting Chevron’s $150-billion oil and gas business in more than 20 countries around the globe. He is...

  • Haleh Esfandiari

    Dr. Haleh Esfandiari, the former and founding Director of the Middle East Program. She has had a rich and varied career. In her native Iran, she was a journalist, served as deputy secretary general of the Women’s Organization of Iran, and was the deputy director of a cultural foundation where she was responsible...

  • Dr Igor Sutyagin

    Dr. Igor Sutyagin’s research is concerned with US-Russian relations, strategic armaments developments and broader nuclear arms control, anti-ballistic missile defense systems. Prior to joining RUSI, Dr Sutyagin completed his PhD in History of Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Moscow Institute for...

  • Matteo Garavoglia

    A dual German and Italian citizen, Matteo Garavoglia is the Italy Program Fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. His research focuses on the European Union’s common foreign and security policy in general and on humanitarian, development, and democratization policies in...

  • John Hudak

    John Hudak is a fellow in Governance Studies and Managing Editor of the FixGov blog. His research examines questions of presidential power in the contexts of administration, personnel, and public policy. Additionally, he focuses on campaigns and elections, bureaucratic process and legislative-executive interaction. He...

  • Kemal Derviş

    Kemal Derviş is vice president and director of Global Economy and Development. Formerly head of the United Nations Development Programme and Minister of Economic Affairs of Turkey, he focuses on global economics, emerging markets, European affairs, development and international institutions.

  • William A. Galston

    William A. Galston holds the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program, where he serves as a senior fellow. A former policy advisor to President Clinton and presidential candidates, Galston is an expert on domestic policy, political campaigns, and elections. His current research...

  • Uri Savir

    Ambassador Uri Savir has spent his professional life on the strategies of peacemaking in Israel. In 1996, he established the Peres Center for Peace and is currently the Center’s honorary president. In 2011, Savir founded the Yala Young Leaders online Peace Movement.

  • Aaron Y. Zelin

    Aaron Y. Zelin is the Richard Borow fellow at The Washington Institute, where his research focuses on how jihadist groups are adjusting to the new political environment in the era of Arab uprisings and Salafi politics in countries transitioning to democracy. He is also a PhD candidate at King’s College of London...

  • Zipi Israeli

    Zipi Israeli is a research fellow at INSS and a lecturer at Tel Aviv University, as well as at the Lauder School of Government of the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. She is a board member of the Association of Civil-Military Scholars in Israel, as well as a member of the academic committee of the annual...

  • Orit Perlov

      Orit Perlov, a social media analyst, follows and analyzes the discourse on the social networks in Arab states. Prior to joining INSS, she served as a political advisor to the Israeli Ambassador at Large based with the informal Israeli mission in the GCC. She is the former co-editor of the Israeli Foreign...

  • Nadav Pollak

      Nadav Pollak is the Diane and Guilford Glazer Foundation fellow at the Washington Institute, focusing on counterterrorism issues in the Middle East. A former analyst for the government of Israel, Nadav also served as an NCO in the IDF Intelligence Corps.   Washington Institute Nadav Pollak

  • Jacob Olidort

    Jacob Olidort, a Soref fellow at The Washington Institute, focuses on the history and ideology of Salafism and Islamist political groups in the Middle East. He received his BA in Middle Eastern studies and history from Brandeis University, his AM in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University, as...

  • Richard Youngs

    Richard Youngs is a senior associate in the Democracy and Rule of Law Program. He works on EU foreign policy and on issues of international democracy. Youngs is also a professor of international relations at the University of Warwick. Prior to joining Carnegie in July 2013, he was the director of the European think...

  • Nicholas D. Wright

    Nicholas D. Wright is a nonresident associate at the inistitue. His research draws on his background in neuroscience to explore political decisionmaking in economics and nuclear security. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK). Prior to joining Carnegie, Wright was a research fellow in the Wellcome...

  • Tristan Volpe

    Tristan Volpe is a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow and an associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the  International Peace, where his research focuses on the use of nuclear technology as a bargaining chip in world politics. Prior to working at Carnegie, Volpe was a Lawrence Scholar at Lawrence Livermore National...

  • Dmitri Trenin

    Dmitri Trenin,  chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program. He retired from the Russian Army in 1993. From 1993–1997, Trenin held a post as a senior research fellow at the Institute of Europe in Moscow. In 1993, he was a senior research fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome. Trenin...

  • George Perkovich

    George Perkovich is vice president for studies at International Peace. His research focuses on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, with a concentration on South Asia, Iran, and the problem of justice in the international political economy. Perkovich is author of the award-winning book India’s Nuclear Bomb...

  • Ashley J. Tellis

    Ashley J. Tellis is a senior associate at the International Peace specializing in international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues. While on assignment to the U.S. Department of State as senior adviser to the under secretary of state for political affairs, he was intimately involved in negotiating the civil...

  • Rexon Y. Ryu

      Rexon Ryu is senior adviser at International Peace, where he leads an initiative focused on the intersection of diplomacy, technology, and innovation. Ryu has nearly two decades of experience working in global diplomacy and at its complex intersection with national policymaking. He has worked at the highest...

  • Paul Stronski

    Paul Stronski is a senior associate in  Russia and Eurasia Program, where his research focuses on the relationship between Russia and neighboring countries in Central Asia and the South Caucasus. Until January 2015, Stronski served as a senior analyst for Russian domestic politics in the U.S. State Department’s...

  • Charles Lister

    Charles Lister is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Doha Center. His research focuses on terrorism, insurgency and sub-state security threats across the Middle East, especially in the Levant. Recently, his work has been nearly exclusively focused on assessing the status of the conflict in Syria, especially the makeup...

  • Richard Bejtlich

    Richard Bejtlich’s research focuses on integrating strategic thought into private sector cyber defense. He asserts that computer networks are best protected by adopting strategies of rapid, holistic incident detection and response, but he is investigating the extent to which that approach scales beyond the...

  • Stan Veuger

    Stan Veuger is a resident scholar and the editor of Economic Perspectives. His research areas are political economy and public finance. Veuger also writes frequently for general audiences on topics including health care policy, tax policy, U.S. politics, European politics, and popular culture. Veuger is a regular...

  • Michael R. Strain

    Michael R. Strain is a resident scholar at the  Institute, where he studies labor economics, public finance, and applied microeconomics. His research has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals and in the policy journals Tax Notes and National Affairs. Dr. Strain also writes frequently for popular audiences...

  • Carlo Bastasin

    Carlo Bastasin is a nonresident senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development and Foreign Policy programs at Brookings. As an economist and editoralist, Bastasin’s work focuses on European political and economic analysis. Carlo is also the author of the new and expanded edition of “Saving Europe:...

  • Carole Nakhle

    Carole Nakhle is a nonresident scholar at Carnegie Middle East Center. An energy economist based in London, she specializes in international petroleum contracts and fiscal regimes for the oil and gas industry, world oil and gas market developments, energy policy, and oil and gas revenue management. Nakhle is director...

  • Mohammed Masbah

    Mohammed Masbah is a nonresident scholar at Middle East Center. He is a political-sociologist whose work centers on Salafism, political Islam, authoritarianism, and youth movements, with a focus on North Africa. Prior to joining Carnegie, Masbah was a fellow at the German Institute for International and Security...

  • Marc Lynch

    Marc Lynch is a nonresident senior associate in Middle East Program where his work focuses on the politics of the Arab world. He is also a professor of political science at the George Washington University, where he recently completed a six-year term as director of the Institute for Middle East Studies. Lynch is the...

  • Duyeon Kim

    Duyeon Kim is a nonresident associate in the Nuclear Policy Program and Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, based in Seoul. An expert on nuclear nonproliferation, diplomacy, and Northeast Asia, her research currently focuses on nuclear, security, and geopolitical issues on the Korean...

  • John Judis

    John Judis wrote The Folly of Empire: What George W. Bush Could Learn from Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Judis’s articles have appeared in the American Prospect, the New York Times Magazine, the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Washington Monthly, American Enterprise, Mother Jones, and Dissent. He has...

  • Kawa Hassan

    Kawa Hassan is a visiting scholar at the Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Kurdish and Iraqi politics, civil society and democratization, donor assistance, and transition processes, especially in the Middle East. Hassan is director of the Middle East North Africa Program at the EastWest Institute’s...

  • Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck

    Dalia Ghanem-Yazbeck is a research analyst at the Middle East Center in Beirut. She is an expert on extremist violence, massacres, and terrorism, with a focus on Islamism and jihadism in Algeria. Ghanem-Yazbeck was a research assistant at the Center for Political Analysis and Regulation at the University of...

  • Georges Fahmi

    Georges Fahmi is an El-Erian fellow at the Middle East Center, where his research focuses on religious actors in democratic transition, the interplay between state and religion in Egypt and Tunisia, and religious minorities and citizenship in Egypt and Syria. Fahmi is also a researcher at the Arab Forum for...

  • Perry Cammack

    Perry Cammack is an associate in the Middle East Program at  International Peace, where he focuses on long-term regional trends and their implications for American foreign policy. Prior to joining Carnegie in August 2015, Cammack worked on issues related to the Middle East as part of the policy planning staff of...

  • Farea Al-Muslimi

    Farea Al-Muslimi is a visiting scholar at the Middle East Center, where his research focuses on Yemeni and Gulf politics. Al-Muslimi is the cofounder and chairman of the Sanaa Center for Strategic Studies, a youth-led think tank aiming to bring new perspectives to Yemeni and regional affairs. He has worked as a...

  • William J. Burns

    William J. Burns holds the highest rank in the Foreign Service, career ambassador, and is only the second serving career diplomat in history to become deputy secretary of state. Prior to his tenure as deputy secretary, Ambassador Burns served from 2008 to 2011 as under secretary for political affairs. He was...

  • James M. Acton

    James M. Acton is co-director of  the Nuclear Policy Program and senior associate . A physicist by training, Acton specializes in deterrence, disarmament, nonproliferation, and nuclear energy. His current research focuses on the nuclear fuel cycle in Japan and hypersonic conventional weapons. Acton’s publications...

  • Richard A. Falkenrath

    Richard Falkenrath is adjunct senior fellow for counterterrorism and homeland security at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also Chief Security Officer at Bridgewater Associates, an investment manager, where he is responsible for leading implementation of cyber, physical, and staff security strategy. From 2010...

  • James P. Dougherty

    James Dougherty is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in the Center for Geoeconomic Studies (CGS). He currently directs a roundtable series on what U.S. foreign policy should be to maintain a lead in innovation and another on cyber threats. He has almost thirty years of diverse...

  • Thomas E. Donilon

    Thomas E. Donilon is vice chair of the international law firm of O’Melveny & Myers, where he serves on the firm’s global governing committee. Mr. Donilon is also senior director at the BlackRock Investment Institute. From 2010 to 2013, he served as national security adviser to President Barack...

  • Jason Brodsky

    Jason Brodsky is currently the Policy Advisor to the Director, President and CEO and a Research Associate in the Middle East Program. Previously, he served as Special Assistant (Research/Writing) to Congresswoman Jane Harman. Prior to joining the Wilson Center, Brodsky served as a Policy Fellow at the White House. He...

  • Charles Clift

    Charles Clift is a senior consulting fellow at the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House. He is also chair of the Medicines Patent Pool, a Swiss charitable foundation seeking to increase access to medicine for people living with HIV in developing countries. For a large part of his career he worked as an...

  • Angelos Chryssogelos

    Angelos Chryssogelos holds a BA in Politics from the University of Athens (2004), an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy from Leiden University (2008), and a PhD in Political Science from the European University Institute in Florence (2012). He has worked, among others, for the Netherlands Institute for...

  • Tong Zhao

    Tong Zhao is an associate in Nuclear Policy Program at Center for Global Policy. His research focuses on strategic security issues, including nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, missile defense, strategic stability, and China’s security and foreign policy. Zhao was previously a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow...

  • Maha Yahya

    Maha Yahya is a senior associate at the Middle East Center, where her research focuses on citizenship, pluralism, and social justice in the aftermath of the Arab uprisings. Yahya led work on Participatory Development and Social Justice at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA)....

  • Michele Dunne

    Michele Dunne is an expert on political and economic change in Arab countries, particularly Egypt, as well as U.S. policy in the Middle East.Dunne was a Middle East specialist at the U.S. Department of State from 1986 to 2003, where she served in assignments that included the National Security Council, the...

  • Doris Carrion

    Doris Carrion joined the Middle East and North Africa programme in 2012, first as project coordinator for the Yemen Forum, and then as research assistant since 2013. Previously she worked in the West Bank for two years as project coordinator with American NGO Tomorrow’s Youth Organization. She also conducted field...

  • Robin Niblett

    Robin Niblett became the director of Chatham House in January 2007. Before joining Chatham House, between 2001 and 2006, he was the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). During his last two years at CSIS, he also served as director of the...

  • Claire Spencer

    Dr Claire Spencer is senior research fellow for the Middle East and North Africa Programme and Second Century Initiative at Chatham House. Over the previous decade, she was head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme, which she expanded, having set up the Middle East and Central Asia Policy Unit at the...

  • Douglas J. Elliott

    Douglas Elliott, a fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, is a member of the Initiative on Business and Public Policy. He is an expert on the financial sector worldwide and its regulation, on pensions both corporate and state and local, and on the eurozone and its economic and financial governance,...

  • Darrell M. West

    Darrell M. West is vice president and director of Governance Studies and holds the Douglas Dillon Chair. He is founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings and Editor-in-Chief of TechTank. His current research focuses on educational technology, health information technology, and mobile...

  • Sultan Barakat

    Sultan Barakat is the director of research at the Brookings Doha Center and a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy. He is known for having pioneered both scholarship and practice in the field of post-war recovery. In 1993, he founded the Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit, a world-leading...

  • Malcolm R. Lee

    Malcolm Lee is a nonresident senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at Brookings. He has served in economic policy positions at the White House (National Economic Council, National Security Council and Office of Management and Budget), the Commerce Department and the State Department. In the private...

  • Miriam Sapiro

    Ambassador Miriam E. Sapiro is a Principal at Summit Strategies International and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in the Global Economy and Development program.  Sapiro served as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and as Acting U.S. Trade Representative in the Obama administration.  At USTR,...

  • Neri Zilber

    Neri Zilber, a journalist and researcher on Middle East politics and culture, was a visiting scholar at The Washington Institute in 2014-2015. His research focused on the Middle East Peace Process, with particular emphasis on Palestinian economics and state-building. Most recently a Tel Aviv-based fellow of the...

  • Einat Wilf

    Dr. Einat Wilf, the Baye Foundation Adjunct Fellow at The Washington Institute, was a member of the Israeli Knesset from 2010-2013, serving as chair of the Education, Sports and Culture Committee and the Subcommittee for Israel and the Jewish People and as a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee....

  • Vish Sakthivel

    Vish Sakthivel was a Next Generation Fellow at The Washington Institute in 2013-2014, with a focus on Islamist politics in Morocco. Fluent in Moroccan Arabic and Tamil, she lived in Morocco for three years, including time in the Peace Corps. She earned her master’s degree at Georgetown University’s Public...

  • Barry Rabe

    Barry Rabe examines the adoption and implementation of policies relevant to climate change, environmental protection and energy, with particular attention to the role of state governments in the American federal system. His work also examines other federal systems such as Canada as well as the link between public...

  • Matthew Levitt

    Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of The Washington Institute’s Stein Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. From 2005 to early 2007, he served as deputy assistant secretary for intelligence and analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In that capacity, he served both as a...

  • David Makovsky

    David Makovsky is the Ziegler distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process. He is also an adjunct professor in Middle East studies at Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and recently concluded an...

  • John Roberts

    John M. Roberts is a Senior Fellow at Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center. He is also a Senior Partner with Methinks Ltd, a consultancy specializing in the interrelationship between energy, economic development, and politics. He has a particular expertise in the development of energy in the Caucasus...

  • Judy Dempsey

    Judy Dempsey is a nonresident senior associate at Carnegie Europe and editor in chief of the Strategic Europe blog. She is also the author of the book The Merkel Phenomenon (Das Phänomen Merkel, Körber-Stiftung Edition, 2013). She worked for the International Herald Tribune from 2004 to 2011 as its Germany and East...

  • Amr Adly

    Amr Adly is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his research centers on political economy, development studies, and economic sociology of the Middle East, with a focus on Egypt. Adly has taught political economy at the American University in Cairo and at Stanford University. He has been an...

  • Ted Galen Carpenter

    Ted Galen Carpenter is senior fellow for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute. Carpenter served as Cato’s director of foreign policy studies from 1986 to 1995 and as vice president for defense and foreign policy studies from 1995 to 2011. He is the author of 10 books and the editor of 10...

  • Nancy Messieh

    Nancy Messieh is the Associate Director of the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and editor of EgyptSource, a blog following Egypt’s transition. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, she was based in Cairo, Egypt as the Next Web‘s Middle East Editor. She has also worked for...

  • Brian Mefford

    Brian Mefford is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center. He is a business and political consultant who is based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Named by the Kyiv Post as one of the twenty “Most Influential Expats in Ukraine,” Mefford has lived and worked in Eastern...

  • Oded Eran

    Oded Eran, a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies, served as director of INSS from July 2008 to November 2011, following a long career in Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government positions. In his most recent post before joining INSS, Dr. Eran served as the...

  • Owen Alterman

    Owen Alterman specializes in Israel’s relations with the United States and other issues of geopolitics and strategic planning. A lawyer by training, he has extensive experience in both the private and non-profit  sectors and has worked in a variety of international settings, from the law firm of Allen &...

  • Bruce Riedel

    Bruce Riedel is a senior fellow and director of the Brookings Intelligence Project, part of the Brookings Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. In addition, Riedel serves as a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy. He retired in 2006 after 30 years of service at the Central Intelligence...

  • Suzanne Maloney

    Suzanne Maloney is interim deputy director of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution and a senior fellow in the Brookings Center for Middle East Policy, where her research focuses on Iran and Persian Gulf energy. She is the editor of Markaz, a blog on politics in and policy toward the Middle East...

  • Maysa Jalbout

    Maysa Jalbout is a senior adviser to leaders, governments and philanthropic organizations on social policy and programming with a particular emphasis on education in international development. She has created, led and contributed to innovative policies, multi-country programs, foundations and NGOs in North America,...

  • Daniel Benjamin

    Daniel Benjamin is a nonresident senior fellow at the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence in the Foreign Policy program and the Norman E. McCulloch Jr. director of the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding. Prior to joining the Dickey Center in 2012, Benjamin served as...