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Leadership

Executive Director, Howard P. Berkowitz Chair in U.S. Middle East Policy
Robert Satloff is executive director of The Washington Institute, a post he assumed in January 1993.
Lane-Swig Senior Fellow, Managing Director
Michael Singh is the Lane-Swig Senior Fellow and managing director at The Washington Institute.
Morningstar Senior Fellow , Director of Research
Patrick Clawson is Morningstar senior fellow and director of research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
William Davidson Distinguished Fellow, Counselor, Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship
Dennis Ross, a former special assistant to President Barack Obama, is the counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute.

Fellows

Senior Fellow
Ghaith al-Omari is a senior fellow in The Washington Institute's Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship.
Fellow
Oula A. Alrifai is a fellow in The Washington Institute's Geduld Program on Arab Politics.
Blumenstein-Katz Family Fellow
Katherine Bauer is the Blumenstein-Katz Family fellow at The Washington Institute and a former official at the U.S. Treasury Department.
Senior Fellow
Anna Borshchevskaya is a Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on Russia's policy toward the Middle East.
Beyer Family Fellow, Director, Turkish Research Program
Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute.
Senior Fellow, Managing Editor, Fikra Forum
Catherine Cleveland is a Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute and editor of Fikra Forum.
Research Fellow
Elana DeLozier is a Research Fellow in the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at The Washington Institute, where she specializes in nuclear weapons and proliferation, counterterrorism, and Gulf politics.
Military Fellow
Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, IDF (ret.), is a military fellow at The Washington Institute.
David Kahn and Douglas Kahn Fellow, Director, Military & Security Studies Program
Michael Eisenstadt is the David Kahn and Douglas Kahn Fellow and director of The Washington Institute's Military and Security Studies Program.
Senior Fellow
Ben Fishman is a Senior Fellow in The Washington Institute's Geduld Program on Arab Politics.
Friedmann Visiting Fellow
Hanin Ghaddar is the inaugural Friedmann Visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute's Geduld Program on Arab Politics, where she focuses on Shia politics throughout the Levant.
Baker Fellow, Director, Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy
Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow and director of the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at The Washington Institute, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf.
Milton Fine International Fellow
Michael Herzog is the Milton Fine International Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Military Fellow
Lt. Col. Conor Hiney (USAF) is a 2019-2020 military fellow at The Washington Institute.
Libitzky Family Fellow
Mehdi Khalaji, a Qom-trained Shiite theologian, is the Libitzky Family Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Senior Fellow
Michael Knights is a Boston-based senior fellow of The Washington Institute, specializing in the military and security affairs of Iraq, Iran, and the Persian Gulf states.
Koret Distinguished Fellow
Martin Kramer is The Washington Institute's Koret Distinguished Fellow and author of one of its most widely read monographs, Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America.
Ruth and Sidney Lapidus Fellow, Director, Geduld Program on Arab Politics
Ambassador Barbara A. Leaf is the Ruth and Sidney Lapidus Fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Geduld Program on Arab Politics.
Fromer-Wexler Fellow, Director, Jeanette and Eli Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler Fellow and director of the Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at The Washington Institute.
Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, Director, Project on Arab-Israel Relations, Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship
David Makovsky is the Ziegler distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Project on Arab-Israel Relations.
Military Fellow
Assaf Orion, a retired Israeli brigadier general and defense strategist whose broad research scope ranges from relations with China to Israel’s regional political-military strategy and policy, is a Military Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Bernstein Fellow, Director, Project Fikra
David Pollock is the Bernstein Fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on regional political dynamics and related issues.
Soref Fellow
Phillip Smyth is a 2018-2019 Soref Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Senior Fellow
Dana Stroul is a Senior Fellow in The Washington Institute's Beth and David Geduld Program on Arab Politics.
Visiting Fellow
Charles Thépaut is a French diplomat and resident Visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Nathan and Esther K. Wagner Fellow
Bilal Wahab is the Nathan and Esther K. Wagner fellow at The Washington Institute.
Lafer International Fellow
Ehud Yaari is a Lafer International Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Richard Borow Fellow
Aaron Y. Zelin is the Richard Borow Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy where his research focuses on Sunni Arab jihadi groups in North Africa and Syria as well as the trend of foreign fighting and online jihadism.

Adjuncts

Adjunct Fellow
Fabrice Balanche, an associate professor and research director at the University of Lyon 2, is an adjunct fellow at The Washington Institute.
Adjunct Fellow
Barak Barfi is a research fellow at New America, where he specializes in Arab and Islamic affairs.
Adjunct Fellow
J. Scott Carpenter is an adjunct fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Adjunct Fellow
Mohammed S. Dajani, an adjunct fellow at The Washington Institute, founded the Wasatia movement of moderate Islam and previously worked as a professor of political science at al-Quds University in Jerusalem.
Associate Fellow
Dr. Sarah Feuer, an expert on politics and religion in North Africa, is an associate fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Geduld Program on Arab Politics.
Associate Fellow
Roy Gutman is an Associate Fellow at The Washington Institute and a Pulitzer-Prize-winning foreign correspondent.
Adjunct Fellow
Eric Pelofsky is an adjunct fellow at The Washington Institute.
Adjunct Fellow
Jay Solomon is an adjunct fellow at The Washington Institute.
Adjunct Fellow
Jeffrey White is an adjunct defense fellow at The Washington Institute, specializing in the military and security affairs of the Levant and Iran.
Adjunct Fellow
Dr. Einat Wilf is an adjunct fellow at The Washington Institute and a former member of the Israeli Knesset.
Adjunct Fellow
Neri Zilber, a journalist and analyst on Middle East politics and culture, is an adjunct fellow of The Washington Institute.

Experts by Name

Senior Fellow
Ghaith al-Omari is a senior fellow in The Washington Institute's Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship.
Fellow
Oula A. Alrifai is a fellow in The Washington Institute's Geduld Program on Arab Politics.
Blumenstein-Katz Family Fellow
Katherine Bauer is the Blumenstein-Katz Family fellow at The Washington Institute and a former official at the U.S. Treasury Department.
Senior Fellow
Anna Borshchevskaya is a Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on Russia's policy toward the Middle East.
Beyer Family Fellow, Director, Turkish Research Program
Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute.
Morningstar Senior Fellow , Director of Research
Patrick Clawson is Morningstar senior fellow and director of research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Senior Fellow, Managing Editor, Fikra Forum
Catherine Cleveland is a Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute and editor of Fikra Forum.
Research Fellow
Elana DeLozier is a Research Fellow in the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at The Washington Institute, where she specializes in nuclear weapons and proliferation, counterterrorism, and Gulf politics.
Military Fellow
Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot, IDF (ret.), is a military fellow at The Washington Institute.
David Kahn and Douglas Kahn Fellow, Director, Military & Security Studies Program
Michael Eisenstadt is the David Kahn and Douglas Kahn Fellow and director of The Washington Institute's Military and Security Studies Program.
Senior Fellow
Ben Fishman is a Senior Fellow in The Washington Institute's Geduld Program on Arab Politics.
Friedmann Visiting Fellow
Hanin Ghaddar is the inaugural Friedmann Visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute's Geduld Program on Arab Politics, where she focuses on Shia politics throughout the Levant.
Baker Fellow, Director, Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy
Simon Henderson is the Baker fellow and director of the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at The Washington Institute, specializing in energy matters and the conservative Arab states of the Persian Gulf.
Milton Fine International Fellow
Michael Herzog is the Milton Fine International Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Military Fellow
Lt. Col. Conor Hiney (USAF) is a 2019-2020 military fellow at The Washington Institute.
Libitzky Family Fellow
Mehdi Khalaji, a Qom-trained Shiite theologian, is the Libitzky Family Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Senior Fellow
Michael Knights is a Boston-based senior fellow of The Washington Institute, specializing in the military and security affairs of Iraq, Iran, and the Persian Gulf states.
Koret Distinguished Fellow
Martin Kramer is The Washington Institute's Koret Distinguished Fellow and author of one of its most widely read monographs, Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America.
Ruth and Sidney Lapidus Fellow, Director, Geduld Program on Arab Politics
Ambassador Barbara A. Leaf is the Ruth and Sidney Lapidus Fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Geduld Program on Arab Politics.
Fromer-Wexler Fellow, Director, Jeanette and Eli Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler Fellow and director of the Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence at The Washington Institute.
Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, Director, Project on Arab-Israel Relations, Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship
David Makovsky is the Ziegler distinguished fellow at The Washington Institute and director of the Project on Arab-Israel Relations.
Military Fellow
Assaf Orion, a retired Israeli brigadier general and defense strategist whose broad research scope ranges from relations with China to Israel’s regional political-military strategy and policy, is a Military Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Bernstein Fellow, Director, Project Fikra
David Pollock is the Bernstein Fellow at The Washington Institute, focusing on regional political dynamics and related issues.
William Davidson Distinguished Fellow, Counselor, Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship
Dennis Ross, a former special assistant to President Barack Obama, is the counselor and William Davidson Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Executive Director, Howard P. Berkowitz Chair in U.S. Middle East Policy
Robert Satloff is executive director of The Washington Institute, a post he assumed in January 1993.
Lane-Swig Senior Fellow, Managing Director
Michael Singh is the Lane-Swig Senior Fellow and managing director at The Washington Institute.
Soref Fellow
Phillip Smyth is a 2018-2019 Soref Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Senior Fellow
Dana Stroul is a Senior Fellow in The Washington Institute's Beth and David Geduld Program on Arab Politics.
Visiting Fellow
Charles Thépaut is a French diplomat and resident Visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Nathan and Esther K. Wagner Fellow
Bilal Wahab is the Nathan and Esther K. Wagner fellow at The Washington Institute.
Lafer International Fellow
Ehud Yaari is a Lafer International Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Richard Borow Fellow
Aaron Y. Zelin is the Richard Borow Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy where his research focuses on Sunni Arab jihadi groups in North Africa and Syria as well as the trend of foreign fighting and online jihadism.