Matthew Duss is a Policy Analyst at American Progress, where his work focuses on U.S. national security policy in the Middle East, with a concentration on Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. His work takes him to the Middle East region several times a year.
Duss’s work also focuses on the issue of Islamophobia in the United States. He is a co-author of the Center’s 2011 report, “Fear, Inc: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America,” and has presented its findings at numerous conferences and to community groups around the country.
Duss received a master’s degree in Middle East studies from the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, where his research focused on Shi’a political activism in Iraq, and a B.A. in political science from the University of Washington. Duss’s writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, and The Nation, among others, and he is a columnist for The American Prospect magazine. He appears regularly as a commentator on numerous television and radio programs.