Michael Doran

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East

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At A Glance:

Michael Doran is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East at Hudson Institute. He specializes in Middle East security issues.

Research Associate
Zineb Riboua
Research Associate and Program Manager, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East

Biography

Michael Doran is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East at Hudson Institute. He specializes in Middle East security issues and co-hosts the Realignment podcast.

In the administration of President George W. Bush, Doran served in the White House as a senior director in the National Security Council, where he was responsible for helping to devise and coordinate United States strategies on a variety of Middle East issues, including Arab-Israeli relations and US efforts to contain Iran and Syria. He also served in the Bush administration as a senior advisor in the State Department and a deputy assistant secretary of defense in the Pentagon.

Born in Kokomo, Indiana, Doran went to elementary school in Carmel, outside of Indianapolis, before his family moved to Fullerton, California, where he graduated from Sunny Hills High School. He received a BA from Stanford University and an MA and PhD in Near Eastern studies from Princeton University.

Before coming to Hudson, Doran was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has also held teaching positions at New York University, Princeton University, and the University of Central Florida. His latest book, Ike's Gamble, was published by Free Press in 2016. He appears frequently on television, and has published extensively in Foreign Affairs, the American Interest, Commentary, Mosaic, the Wall Street Journal,  the Washington Post, and the New York Times.

Events
22
November 2022
Past Event
Is the JCPOA Worth Saving?
Featured Speakers:
David Albright
Michael Doran
Doran Iran missiles protests
22
November 2022
Past Event
Is the JCPOA Worth Saving?

Please join Hudson Institute for a conversation on the question of whether the JCPOA is worth saving with David Albright, the foremost expert in the United States on nuclear non-proliferation.

Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00AM
Doran Iran missiles protests
Featured Speakers:
David Albright
Michael Doran
21
October 2022
Past Event
Iranian Drone and Missile Proliferation: What Are Iran’s Ambitions?
Featured Speakers:
Luke Coffey
Can Kasapoğlu
Michael Doran
Moderator:
Peter Rough
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21
October 2022
Past Event
Iranian Drone and Missile Proliferation: What Are Iran’s Ambitions?

Iran’s disruptive military capabilities pose a significant threat to the strategic interests of the US and its allies. How great is the threat? How should the Biden administration react to it? Please join us to discuss these timely issues.

Friday 12:00 - 1:00PM
yemen houthi drone iran ukraine saudi arabia
Featured Speakers:
Luke Coffey
Can Kasapoğlu
Michael Doran
Moderator:
Peter Rough
21
October 2022
Past Event
Israel-Lebanon Maritime Border Agreement: A Historic Deal or Another Mistake?
Featured Speakers:
H.E. Dr. Yuval Steinitz
Tony Badran
Moderator:
Michael Doran
Israel Prime Minister Yair Lapid
21
October 2022
Past Event
Israel-Lebanon Maritime Border Agreement: A Historic Deal or Another Mistake?

Is the Israel-Lebanon deal just another step to appease Iran?

Friday 10:00 - 11:00AM
Israel Prime Minister Yair Lapid
Featured Speakers:
H.E. Dr. Yuval Steinitz
Tony Badran
Moderator:
Michael Doran
04
October 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Iran: Protest or Revolution?
Featured Speakers:
Michael Doran
Iran Protests
04
October 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Iran: Protest or Revolution?

Is this the beginning of a revolution in Iran, or just another storm of unrest that the regime will weather?

Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00AM
Iran Protests
Featured Speakers:
Michael Doran