Michael Sharnoff is Associate Professor at the National Defense University’s Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, a US Department of Defense regional center dedicated to international security cooperation in the Middle East and South Asia. In this role, he organizes lectures and seminars on topics related to the politics and security of the Middle East. 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 and Politics of the Modern Middle East, and radical Islamist movements.
Prior to joining DMGS, Dr. Sharnoff worked at policy centers in Washington, DC. He 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 popular domestic and international media outlets. He is the founder of Sharnoff’s Global Views, an op-ed forum on foreign affairs.
Dr. Sharnoff holds a Ph.D. in Middle East Studies from King’s College, London, and his academic work focuses on the modern political and diplomatic history of the Middle East. His current research examines Jordanian attitudes toward the West Bank and Arab challenges to Hashemite guardianship of the holy places in Jerusalem. He is a member of the American Historical Association and Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA). He is the author of Nasser’s Peace: Egypt’s Response to the 1967 War with Israel (New York: Routledge, 2017).