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Areas of ExpertisePersian Gulf States , Gulf and Energy Policy
Lori Plotkin Boghardt is the Barbara Kay Family Fellow at The Washington Institute, where she specializes in Arab Gulf politics and U.S.-Gulf relations. Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. Boghardt worked for more than ten years as a Middle East analyst for the U.S. intelligence community, including at the Central Intelligence Agency and Science Applications International Corporation.
Dr. Boghardt was previously a research fellow at The Brookings Institution (2000-01), an analyst at RAND (1999), and a Soref research fellow at The Washington Institute (1996-97), where she published the monograph, Jordan-Israel Peace: Taking Stock, 1994-1997. She is author of the book Kuwait Amid War, Peace and Revolution: 1979-1991 and New Challenges (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). Prior to her government work, she lived and conducted research in the Gulf.
Dr. Boghardt holds a PhD in international relations from the University of Oxford, an MPA. from Cornell University, and a BA in politics and Near Eastern studies also from Cornell.
PhD, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford; MPA, Cornell University; BA, Cornell University
Most Recent Analysis
May 18, 2017
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December 6, 2016
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New Security Trials in Saudi Arabia
May 23, 2016
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November 19, 2015
September 30, 2015
Selected Outside Publications
Kuwait Amid War, Peace and Revolution: 1979-1991 and New Challenges (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)