Senior Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Dana Stroul is a senior fellow in the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Beth and David Geduld Program on Arab Politics. She previously served for five years as a senior professional staff member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where she covered the Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey. In that capacity, she played a central role in the oversight of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development, which included overseeing U.S. foreign assistance and weapons sales, as well as crafting relevant legislation. Before working on Capitol Hill, Stroul served in the Middle East policy office of the secretary of defense. From 2008-13, she focused on a range of topics including U.S.-Egypt relations, the U.S. military drawdown in Iraq, and a review of U.S. government policies and programs in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. In addition, Stroul has also previously worked at the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt on economic-political affairs, at the U.S. Institute of Peace on civilian-military relations in Iraq, and at the National Democratic Institute on Gulf affairs. She holds an MS from Georgetown University and a BA from the University of Virginia.