Perry Cammack

Fellow
Middle East Program

Perry Cammack is a fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on long-term regional trends and their implications for American foreign policy.

Perry Cammack is a fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on long-term regional trends and their implications for American foreign policy. Prior to joining Carnegie in August 2015, Cammack worked on issues related to the Middle East as part of the policy planning staff of Secretary of State John Kerry from 2013 to 2015 and as a senior professional staff member for then senator Kerry on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) from 2009 to 2012. From 2003 to 2006, he worked on the SFRC staff of then senator Joseph Biden, Jr.

Cammack has a master’s degree in public administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and bachelor’s degrees in economics and philosophy from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies and a part-time adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

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  • Double-Standard Human Rights
    • September 12, 2018

    Double-Standard Human Rights

    Washington condemns its Middle Eastern enemies for their abuses, but green lights its friends.

  • The Art of Just Any Deal
    • July 17, 2018

    The Art of Just Any Deal

    Donald Trump is so motivated to reach agreements, that we might have to worry if he succeeds.

  • Now What?
    • May 09, 2018

    Now What?

    Donald Trump has withdrawn from the nuclear deal with Iran, but he appears to have no Plan B.

  • The Sharpest Cut
    • January 12, 2018

    The Sharpest Cut

    If the Trump administration stops funding UNRWA, the humanitarian consequences will be dramatic.

  • Wars of the World
    • December 15, 2017

    Wars of the World

    The specialized literature sheds light on why conflicts are spreading, and lasting longer, especially in the Middle East.

  • What Future for Jihadism?
    • November 24, 2017

    What Future for Jihadism?

    In a Diwan podcast, David Kilcullen talks about Al-Qa‘eda’s future after the setbacks of the Islamic State.

  • The Nationalism Factor
    • November 01, 2017

    The Nationalism Factor

    Zero-sum efforts to “roll back” Iranian influence in Iraq are likely to backfire, but a better approach exists for Washington.

  • Axis of Uncertainty
    • October 13, 2017

    Axis of Uncertainty

    How the U.S. responds to North Korea will be watched closely by its allies in the Middle East.

  • Food for Thought
    • September 20, 2017

    Food for Thought

    Regional crises, water scarcity, and low agricultural yields mean the Middle East is increasingly less able to feed itself.

  • Careful of What You Wish For
    • July 25, 2017

    Careful of What You Wish For

    Saudi Arabia’s newfound regional assertiveness is raising the stakes for Washington.

Education

M.A., School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
B.A. University of Maryland

Languages
  • English
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