New AtlanticistJan 28, 2020
Trump’s new Middle East peace deal: A real path or dead on arrival?
By Daniel J. Samet
"The sad irony is that the peace process desperately needs new ideas, even if the ideas revealed today and the means by which they were developed and announced were not ideal," William Wechsler says. "And given the longstanding positions taken by the current Israeli and Palestinian leaders, the only credible source for those new ideas is the United States."
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.