Ideas. Action. Impact. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy The Washington Institute: Improving the Quality of U.S. Middle East Policy

Other Pages

Our Experts: Fellows


Also available in العربية

Download High-Resolution Photograph

Lori Plotkin Boghardt

Barbara Kay Family Fellow

Tel: 202-230-9550 (media inquiries only) 202-452-0650 (all other inquiries)
[email protected]

Lori Plotkin Boghardt is the Barbara Kay Family Fellow at The Washington Institute.

Areas of Expertise

Persian Gulf States , Gulf and Energy Policy

Back to Top


Biography

Lori Plotkin Boghardt is the Barbara Kay Family Fellow at The Washington Institute. She specializes in U.S.-Gulf relations and Arab Gulf politics. Previously, Dr. Boghardt worked for more than a decade as an intelligence analyst, including at the Central Intelligence Agency and Science Applications International Corporation. She was also a research fellow at The Brookings Institution, a Soref fellow at The Washington Institute, and an analyst at RAND. Dr. Boghardt holds a Ph.D. in international relations from the University of Oxford, an M.P.A. from Cornell University, and a B.A. in politics and Near Eastern studies also from Cornell. 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.

Back to Top


Education

PhD, St. Antony's College, University of Oxford; MPA, Cornell University; BA, Cornell University

Back to Top


Publications

Narratives of Reform in the UAE

November 21, 2016

Monographs

From ISIS to Activists:

May 23, 2016

Research Notes

Back to Top


Most Recent Analysis

Charting a New Course on the Gulf Rift

April 9, 2018

Is Saudi Arabia's Counterterrorism Approach Shifting?

January 9, 2018

The Middle East through Gulf Eyes: Trip Report from Riyadh, Muscat, and Abu Dhabi

December 12, 2017

Beyond Islamists and Autocrats:

Prospects for Political Reform Post Arab Spring

November 27, 2017

The Kuwaiti Emir Visits Washington

September 6, 2017

How Kuwait Is Surviving the Gulf Crisis

July 27, 2017

U.S. Options in the Qatar Crisis

June 7, 2017

Trump, Qatar, and Shifting Sands in the Gulf

June 1, 2017

Trump's Agenda in Riyadh

May 18, 2017

Gulf Support to the Counter-ISIS Campaign

March 21, 2017

See all analysis by this author

Selected Outside Publications

Kuwait Amid War, Peace and Revolution: 1979-1991 and New Challenges (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007)

Back to Top