Michael Sharnoff is Associate Professor at the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies. Prior to joining NESA, he served as Associate Professor of Middle East Studies and Director of Regional Studies at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security. While at DMGS, Dr. Sharnoff taught graduate courses on the Arab-Israeli conflict, the History & Politics of the Modern Middle East, and radical Islamist movements. He holds a Ph.D. in Middle East Studies from King’s College, London, and his research focuses on Egypt under the Nasser period, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the modern political history of Syria and Jordan.
Prior to joining DMGS, Dr. Sharnoff worked at policy centers in Washington and has lectured for the Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management (DISAM) at Wright-Patterson AFB. He publishes frequently on the Middle East and his articles have appeared in Foreign Policy Research Institute, Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Huffington Post, An Nahar, and Al Arabiya. He is the founder of Sharnoff’s Global Views, an op-ed forum on foreign affairs.