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Dalia Dassa Kaye

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Dalia Dassa Kaye is a senior political scientist at RAND. From 2008 to 2009, she served as associate director of the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy. Dalia is the author of Beyond the Handshake: Multilateral Cooperation in the Arab-Israeli Peace Process and Talking to the Enemy: Track Two Regional Security Dialogues in the Middle East and South Asia. She has also published a number of articles and commentary on Middle East security issues, including in Security Studies, Political Science Quarterly, International Negotiation, The Washington Quarterly, Survival, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times. She has coauthored a number of RAND monographs, including Iran’s Nuclear Future: Critical U.S. Policy Choices; The Iraq Effect: The Middle East After the Iraq War; and More Freedom, Less Terror? Liberalization and Political Violence in the Arab World.

Before joining RAND, Dalia served as a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow at the Dutch Foreign Ministry in the policy planning division, specializing in transatlantic relations and Middle East policy. She taught at the University of Amsterdam and was a visiting scholar at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations. Dalia is the recipient of many other awards and fellowships, including a Brookings Institution research fellowship and The John W. Gardner Fellowship for Public Service.

From 1998 to 2003, she served on the faculty at The George Washington University as an assistant professor of political science and international affairs.

Dalia holds her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.