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Robert B. Satloff is an American writer and, since January 1993, the executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP). Satloff's expertise includes "U.S. policy, public diplomacy, Arab and Islamic politics, Arab-Israeli relations, U.S.-Israel relations, peace process, Middle East democratization."[1] Satloff is also a member of the board of editors of the Middle East Quarterly, a publication of the Middle East Forum.

Robert B. Satloff
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel walks with The Washington Institutes executive director Robert Satloff.jpg
Robert Sartloff with U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
ResidenceChevy Chase, Maryland
Alma materDuke University
Harvard University
St. Antony's College, University of Oxford
Spouse(s)Jennie Litvack
Children3 sons

Early lifeEdit

Robert Satloff graduated from Duke University, where he received a bachelor of arts degree. He received a master of arts degree from Harvard University and a PhD from St. Antony's College, University of Oxford.

Writing careerEdit

Satloff authored or edited nine books. His writing has appeared in major newspapers such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.

In 2006, he wrote Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust's Long Reach into Arab Lands,[2] which reported that there were Muslims and Arabs who rescued potential victims of the Nazi-directed programs related to the Holocaust as well as those who collaborated in those programs.

Satloff has also provided commentary for major television network news programs, talk shows, and National Public Radio. Satloff is the only non-Arab to host a program on an Arab satellite channel: he is the creator and host of Dakhil Washington (Inside Washington), a weekly news and interview program on al-Hurra, the U.S. government-sponsored Arabic satellite television channel.

Personal lifeEdit

Satloff lived in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his wife, Jennie Litvack, an economist and horn player, and three sons, Benjamin, William and David.[1]


  • Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust's Long Reach into Arab Lands (PublicAffairs, 2006). ISBN 1-58648-399-4
  • The Battle of Ideas in the War on Terror: Essays on U.S. Public Diplomacy in the Middle East (The Washington Institute, 2004).
  • U.S. Policy toward Islamism (Council on Foreign Relations, 2000)
  • From Abdullah to Hussein: Jordan in Transition (Oxford University Press, 1994)
  • Troubles on the East Bank: Challenges to the Domestic Stability of Jordan (Praeger, 1986)


  1. ^ Bio (WINEP)
  2. ^ Review by Deborah Lipstadt: The Schindlers of the Middle East Washington Post December 10, 2006

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