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Dalia Dassa Kaye

Senior Fellow

Dalia Dassa Kaye is a senior political scientist and former director of the Center for Middle East Public Policy at the RAND Corporation. Before joining RAND, Kaye lived in The Netherlands where she served as a Council on Foreign Relations international affairs fellow at the Dutch Foreign Ministry and taught at the University of Amsterdam. In 2011-2012 she was a visiting professor and fellow at UCLA’s International Institute and Burkle Center. From 1998 to 2003 Kaye was an assistant professor of political science and international affairs at The George Washington University. She is the recipient of many awards and fellowships, including a Brookings Institution research fellowship and The John W. Gardner Fellowship for Public Service. Kaye publishes widely on Middle East regional security issues, including in outlets like Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Reuters, U.S. News, The National Interest, Survival, and the Washington Quarterly. She has appeared in many media outlets, including BBC, CNN, MSNBC, and NPR. She is author of Talking to the Enemy: Track Two Diplomacy in the Middle East and South Asia (RAND), Beyond the Handshake: Multilateral Cooperation in the Arab-Israeli Peace Process (Columbia University Press) and has co-authored a number of RAND monographs on a range of regional security issues.


Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

Arms Proliferation and Control, International Diplomacy, Iran, Israel, Middle East, Persian Gulf Region

Selected Publications:
Dalia Dassa Kaye, “Israel's Iran Policies After the Nuclear Deal”, RAND Corporation (PE-207), 2016

Kaye, Dalia Dassa, “The Middle East After Vienna”, Foreign Affairs, 2015

Michael Wahid Hanna, Dalia Dassa Kaye, "The Limits of Iranian Power," Survival, 57(5), 2015

Daye, Dalia Dassa, “Talking to the Enemy: Track Two Diplomacy in the Middle East and South Asia”, RAND Corporation, 2007

Daye, Dalia Dassa, “Beyond the Handshake Multilateral Cooperation in the Arab-Israeli Peace Process, 1991-1996”, Columbia University Press, 2001