Zack Gold

Nonresident Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East

Zach Gold

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Counterterrorism, Democracy and human rights, Middle East Security, US policy in the Middle East , Violent Extremism


Egypt, Libya, Middle East, North Africa

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Zack Gold is a nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, where he focuses on Egyptian political and security developments and US policy in the region.

Gold concurrently works as a consultant on Middle East counterterrorism, energy, and aviation security. His work on Sinai security and Egyptian-Israeli relations has been published and quoted widely. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, he was a visiting fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies and was a researcher at the Brookings Institution's Saban Center for Middle East Policy. 

Gold earned his MA in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School, Tufts University and his BA in political science and communication from the University of Delaware. He twice received the Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Oman and Egypt, and also studied Arabic at The American University in Cairo.