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Natan Sachs

    Professional affiliation

    Director, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution; Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Program, Brookings Institution

    Full Biography

    Natan Sachs is the director of the Center for Middle East Policy and a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings.

    He has taught as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's Department of Government and its Security Studies Program. Prior to joining Brookings, Sachs was a Fulbright fellow in Indonesia, a visiting fellow at Tel Aviv University's Dayan Center for Middle East and African Studies, and a Hewlett fellow at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

    Sachs is an expert on Israeli foreign policy, its domestic politics, and on U.S. policy toward the Middle East. His writing has appeared in such publications as Foreign Affairs, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The New York Times Global, Yediot Ahronot, and Haaretz. His forthcoming book describes the aftermath of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the dangers of both a one-state agenda and "anti-solutionism," and recommends policy for promoting a more peaceful and just relationship among Israelis and Palestinians.

    Sachs has provided testimony before Congress and has offered expert commentary to the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Bloomberg, and many other publications. He has appeared on TV and radio with CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, the BBC, Bloomberg, Israel Channel 12, Haaretz, and Galei Tzahal, among others.

    Sachs is a graduate of the Amirim Excellence program at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He received his master's and doctorate in political science from Stanford University.