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Daniel J. Samet is Program Assistant for Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council. His research interests include Israel and great-power competition in the Middle East.

Before joining the Council, Mr. Samet served as Research Associate at the National Endowment for Democracy. He previously interned for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the House of Representatives, and the Embassy of France. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The National Interest, Haaretz, The Jerusalem Post, The Forward, The Washington Examiner, and The Diplomat, among other publications.

Mr. Samet holds a BA Magna cum laude in History and French from Davidson College and a MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He speaks French and some Arabic and Hebrew.