Senior Fellow


Brian Katulis

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Brian Katulis is a senior fellow at American Progress, where his work focuses on U.S. national security strategy and counterterrorism policy. For more than a decade, he has advised senior U.S. policymakers on foreign policy and has provided expert testimony several times to key congressional committees, including the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee.

Katulis has conducted extensive research on the ground in the Middle East, where he has lived and worked in a number of countries, including Egypt, the Palestinian territories, Israel, and Jordan. His past experience includes work at the National Security Council and the U.S. Departments of State and Defense during President Bill Clinton’s administration. He also worked for Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, Freedom House, and former Pennsylvania Gov. Robert Casey (D).

Katulis received a master’s degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs and a B.A. in history and Arab and Islamic Studies from Villanova University. In 1994 and 1995, he was a Fulbright scholar in Jordan. Katulis regularly provides commentary on leading television and radio programs, including “PBS NewsHour” and National Public Radio, and he has published articles in several leading newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He is co-author with Nancy Soderberg of The Prosperity Agenda, a book on U.S. national security published by John Wiley & Sons in 2008.


What we need to learn about the Mideast In the News

What we need to learn about the Mideast

Authors Brian Katulis and Michael Rubin encourage U.S. policymakers to pursue smart diplomacy in dealing with the Middle East.

Brian Katulis, Michael Rubin

How About Some Candor in Middle East Policy? In the News

How About Some Candor in Middle East Policy?

Brian Katulis and Daniel Benaim outline three ways that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo can use his address in Cairo, Egypt, to reset the Trump administration's flawed policies in the Middle East.

Brian Katulis, Daniel Benaim

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