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Michael Singh is managing director of The Washington Institute and a former senior director for Middle East affairs at the National Security Council.
At the White House, Mr. Singh was responsible for devising and coordinating U.S. national security policy on issues including Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and energy and security cooperation in the broader Middle East. He served in the NSC for three years as senior director for Middle East affairs and as director for Iran and for Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and North Africa. Previously, Mr. Singh served as special assistant to secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell and at the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv.
Mr. Singh has written extensively on Iran, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, international economics, and U.S. national security strategy broadly. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Foreign Affairs, International Security, and other publications. He is a regular contributor to ForeignPolicy.com, has testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee, and appears frequently in global media outlets such as Fox News, NBC, and CNN. Mr. Singh has taught economics at Harvard University, served as an adjunct fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and directed the Kennedy School's Iran Negotiations Working Group. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
As the Institute's managing director, Mr. Singh conducts policy research and participates in the public debate over the direction and content of U.S. Middle East policy. In addition, he works closely with Institute executive director Robert Satloff to strengthen the Institute's policy impact, develop new initiatives, and oversee its broader work.
M.B.A., Harvard University (Baker Scholar); B.A., Princeton University
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