Tamara Cofman Wittes

Senior Fellow

Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution

Tamara Cofman Wittes is a Senior Fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, where she focuses on U.S. strategy in the region. She served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs from November 2009 to January 2012, coordinating U.S. policy on democracy and human rights in the Middle East for the State Department. Wittes is a co-host of Rational Security, a weekly podcast on foreign policy and national security issues. She is a founder of the Leadership Council for Women in National Security and serves on the board of the National Democratic Institute.

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