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Daniel Levy

Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme

Languages: English, Hebrew
Areas of Expertise: Middle East, National Security

Daniel Levy is the head of the Middle East and & North Africa programme at ECFR.

He is a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation and a senior fellow at The Century Foundation.

From 2003 to 2004 Daniel was an analyst for the International Crisis Group’s Middle East programme. From 1999 to 2001 Daniel was special adviser and head of Jerusalem Affairs in the office of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. He also served as senior policy adviser to Israeli Justice Minister Yossi Beilin, responsible for coordinating policy on issues including peace negotiations, civil and human rights, and the Palestinian minority in Israel.

Daniel was a member of the Israeli delegation to the 2001 Taba negotiations with the Palestinians and served on the Israeli negotiating team to the 1995 “Oslo B” agreement under Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. He was the lead Israeli drafter of the Geneva Initiative, a joint Israeli-Palestinian effort suggesting a detailed model for a peace agreement to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Daniel received his BA and MA from King’s College, Cambridge. He went to Israel in 1991 as chair of the World Union of Jewish Students in Jerusalem, a position he served in until 1994, after which he spent a year in the Israeli Defense Forces as a non-commissioned officer. In the late 1990s, Daniel was projects director for the Economic Cooperation Foundation, a policy-planning think-tank based in Tel Aviv.

Daniel is a founding editor of the Middle East Channel at foreignpolicy.com. He has written for many publications and is a regular commentator on TV and radio, including for the BBC, CNN, PBS, and Al Jazeera. 


Latest from Daniel Levy


Cover: Rebooting EU Foreign Policy

Rebooting EU Foreign Policy

by Daniel Levy& François Godement& Kadri Liik & Mark Leonard& Nick Witney& Vessela Tcherneva - 03rd October, 2014

The EU is ill-equipped to respond to foreign policy crises.

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The Islamic State in the Jewish state’s wing mirror (Commentary)

by Daniel Levy - 02nd October, 2014

The biggest danger for Israel, as it is for some of its neighbours, is that the “Islamic State metastasising threat narrative” could become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Israel's spinning moral compass (Commentary)

by Daniel Levy - 19th August, 2014

Apparent wall-to-wall consensus in favour of the Gaza offensive among the Israeli public masks a deep internal moral malaise.

Demilitarising Gaza is not a solution, it’s a trap (Commentary)

by Daniel Levy - 15th August, 2014

Demilitarising Gaza is being touted as part of a solution to the recent fighting. However, it's a potentially dangerous red herring 

This renewed violence suggests a bleak future for Palestinians and Israelis (Commentary)

by Daniel Levy - 11th July, 2014

A toxic cocktail of greater radicalisation, lack of mediators and Binyamin Netanyahu do not bode well for the region

Ten global consequences of the Ukraine crisis (Commentary)

by Anthony Dworkin & Daniel Levy & François Godement & Kadri Liik & Mark Leonard & Piotr Buras - 16th June, 2014

Russian actions and Western responses to them could accelerate the unwinding of the current international order

In Middle East, Ukraine crisis vindicates disillusion with West (Commentary)

by Daniel Levy - 28th May, 2014

The Ukraine crisis has been received in the Middle East with a collective “I told you so”


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