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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 The Washington Institute's Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship.
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.
Research Fellow
Elana DeLozier is a Research Fellow in the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at the Washington institute for Near East Policy, where she specializes in nuclear weapons and proliferation, counterterrorism, and Gulf politics.
Kahn Fellow, Director, Military & Security Studies Program
Michael Eisenstadt is the Kahn Fellow and director of The Washington Institute's Military and Security Studies Program.
Military Fellow
Melissa English, a major in the United States Air Force, is a 2018-2019 Military Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Senior Fellow
Dr. Sarah Feuer, an expert on politics and religion in North Africa, is a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Geduld Program on Arab Politics.
Senior Fellow
Ben Fishman is a Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute.
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.
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 its best-selling monograph, Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America.
Senior Fellow
Ambassador Barbara A. Leaf is a Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Fromer-Wexler Fellow, Director, Jeanette and Eli Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of The Washington Institute's Jeanette and Eli Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, Director, Project on the Middle East Peace Process, 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 the Middle East Peace Process.
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.
Military Fellow
August Pfluger, a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force, is a 2018-2019 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.
Aufzien Fellow, Director, Beth and David Geduld Program on Arab Politics
David Schenker is the Aufzien fellow and director of the Beth and David Geduld Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute.
Soref Fellow
Phillip Smyth is a 2018-2019 Soref Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Martin J. Gross Fellow
Andrew J. Tabler is the Martin J. Gross fellow in the Geduld Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute, where he focuses on Syria and U.S. policy in the Levant.
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 the New America Foundation, 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.
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 The Washington Institute's Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship.
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.
Research Fellow
Elana DeLozier is a Research Fellow in the Bernstein Program on Gulf and Energy Policy at the Washington institute for Near East Policy, where she specializes in nuclear weapons and proliferation, counterterrorism, and Gulf politics.
Kahn Fellow, Director, Military & Security Studies Program
Michael Eisenstadt is the Kahn Fellow and director of The Washington Institute's Military and Security Studies Program.
Military Fellow
Melissa English, a major in the United States Air Force, is a 2018-2019 Military Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Senior Fellow
Dr. Sarah Feuer, an expert on politics and religion in North Africa, is a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy's Geduld Program on Arab Politics.
Senior Fellow
Ben Fishman is a Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute.
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.
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 its best-selling monograph, Ivory Towers on Sand: The Failure of Middle Eastern Studies in America.
Senior Fellow
Ambassador Barbara A. Leaf is a Senior Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Fromer-Wexler Fellow, Director, Jeanette and Eli Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence
Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler fellow and director of The Washington Institute's Jeanette and Eli Reinhard Program on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, Director, Project on the Middle East Peace Process, 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 the Middle East Peace Process.
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.
Military Fellow
August Pfluger, a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force, is a 2018-2019 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.
Aufzien Fellow, Director, Beth and David Geduld Program on Arab Politics
David Schenker is the Aufzien fellow and director of the Beth and David Geduld Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute.
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.
Martin J. Gross Fellow
Andrew J. Tabler is the Martin J. Gross fellow in the Geduld Program on Arab Politics at The Washington Institute, where he focuses on Syria and U.S. policy in the Levant.
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.