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Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Israel exemplifies how to respond to the coronavirus

Israel’s stringent policies may help enlighten other nations in search of answers.

MENASource by Daniel J. Samet

Israel Middle East

Wed, Mar 4, 2020

Israel’s latest election is kind to Netanyahu

“If you will it, it is no dream,” penned the world’s foremost Zionist over a century ago. Yet after the Israeli election on March 2, even Theodor Herzl would be hard-pressed to find the willpower to muscle the Jewish state out of its political impasse. This election—the third time voters have cast their ballots in […]

MENASource by Daniel J. Samet


Thu, Feb 20, 2020

To deter Iran, the Gulf states need stronger navies

The Gulf states should follow Washington’s lead in restoring deterrence in the face of the desperate regime in Tehran.

MENASource by Daniel J. Samet

Iran Middle East

Daniel J. Samet was a 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.