About the Institute

The mission of The Washington Institute is to advance a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East and to promote the policies that secure them.

Our Leadership

The Washington Institute is led by distinguished Americans who serve on our Board of Directors, advised by a team of veteran American policymakers from across the political spectrum, and managed by experienced scholars and policy practitioners who've served in administrations of both parties.

Board of Directors   Board of Advisors

“Politics, technology, and ideology are reshaping the Middle East in ways that demand even deeper examination and more comprehensive exploration than ever before.”

Robert Satloff
Robert Satloff, Director
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