Jonathan Schachter

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

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Jonathan Schachter is a senior fellow with Hudson Institute’s Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East and specializes in international security, strategy and diplomacy.

Biography

Jonathan Schachter is a senior fellow with Hudson Institute’s Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East and specializes in international security, strategy and diplomacy.

Mr. Schachter was an advisor to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. His portfolio included US-Israel relations, the Iran nuclear deal, Israel Diaspora affairs and the unprecedented expansion of Israel's ties in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. He concluded his tenure by serving on the team tasked with exposing materials from Iran’s nuclear archive in 2018.

Previously, Mr. Schachter was a research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv and a lecturer at Northwestern University, where he taught courses on national security, foreign policy, terrorism and public policy for over a decade.

As the managing deputy director for emergency management at the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications, Mr. Schachter led the division responsible for coordinating the city of Chicago’s efforts to contend with the entire spectrum of emergencies.

Mr. Schachter holds a doctorate in policy analysis from the RAND Graduate School and master's degrees in Near Eastern studies from the University of Michigan and Middle Eastern history from Tel Aviv University.

25
October 2023
Past Event
Target Tehran
Featured Speakers:
Jonathan Schachter
Yonah Jeremy Bob
Members of an Iranian Army honor guard stand next to Iran's flags during a military parade marking Iran's Army Day anniversary near the Imam Khomeini shrine in the south of Tehran on April 18, 2023. (Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
25
October 2023
Past Event
Target Tehran

Join Hudson Senior Fellow Jonathan Schachter for a discussion with Israel-based journalist Yonah Jeremy Bob on his new book, coauthored with Ilan Evyatar, Target Tehran

Members of an Iranian Army honor guard stand next to Iran's flags during a military parade marking Iran's Army Day anniversary near the Imam Khomeini shrine in the south of Tehran on April 18, 2023. (Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Jonathan Schachter
Yonah Jeremy Bob
18
October 2023
Past Event
The Arab Oil Embargo 50 Years Later: Lessons Learned and Missed Opportunities
Featured Speakers:
Mike Sommers
Arthur Herman
Jonathan Schachter
Robert Heyat
Brigham McCown
Lucian Pugliaresi
Jack Spencer
Thomas J. Duesterberg
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18
October 2023
Past Event
The Arab Oil Embargo 50 Years Later: Lessons Learned and Missed Opportunities

Energy experts explore why the 1973 oil embargo mattered, why it continues to matter, and what lessons it offers policymakers today.

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Featured Speakers:
Mike Sommers
Arthur Herman
Jonathan Schachter
Robert Heyat
Brigham McCown
Lucian Pugliaresi
Jack Spencer
Thomas J. Duesterberg
09
October 2023
Past Event
Analysis of the Israel-Hamas War
Featured Speakers:
Michael Doran
Can Kasapoğlu
Jonathan Schachter
A missile explodes in Gaza City during an Israeli air strike on October 8, 2023. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images)
09
October 2023
Past Event
Analysis of the Israel-Hamas War

Join Hudson Senior Fellows Michael Doran, Jonathan Schacter, and Can Kasapoğlu for an analysis of the Hamas raid on Israel.

A missile explodes in Gaza City during an Israeli air strike on October 8, 2023. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS/AFP via Getty Images)
Featured Speakers:
Michael Doran
Can Kasapoğlu
Jonathan Schachter
10
May 2023
Past Event
Assessing the Rising Iranian Threat
Featured Speakers:
David Albright
Henrik F. Rasmussen
Jonathan Schachter
Michael Doran
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10
May 2023
Past Event
Assessing the Rising Iranian Threat

Join Hudson Senior Fellows Michael Doran and Jonathan Schachter as they discuss the rise of Iran’s power and its implications for the US, Europe, and Israel with David Albright and Henrik Rasmussen of ISIS. 

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Featured Speakers:
David Albright
Henrik F. Rasmussen
Jonathan Schachter
Michael Doran
25
April 2023
Past Event
Israel at 75: Reform, Reaction, and Regional Repercussions
Featured Speakers:
Jonathan Schachter
Yaakov Katz
Lahav Harkov
Mark Regev
An Israeli flag blows in the wind from an elevated view of the Western Wall. Jewish orthodox believers read the Torah and pray facing the Western Wall, also known as Wailing Wall or Kotel in Old City in Jerusalem, Israel. It is small segment of the structure which originally composed the western retaining wall of the Second Jewish Temple atop the hill known as the Temple Mount to Jews and Christians.
25
April 2023
Past Event
Israel at 75: Reform, Reaction, and Regional Repercussions

In this event, panelists will share their insights about what to expect in and around Israel over the next 75 days and with an eye toward the next 75 years.

An Israeli flag blows in the wind from an elevated view of the Western Wall. Jewish orthodox believers read the Torah and pray facing the Western Wall, also known as Wailing Wall or Kotel in Old City in Jerusalem, Israel. It is small segment of the structure which originally composed the western retaining wall of the Second Jewish Temple atop the hill known as the Temple Mount to Jews and Christians.
Featured Speakers:
Jonathan Schachter
Yaakov Katz
Lahav Harkov
Mark Regev
02
February 2023
Past Event
Israel’s Old and New National Security Challenges: A Conversation with Dr. Eyal Hulata
Featured Speakers:
Dr. Eyal Hulata
Jonathan Schachter
The “Juniper” series of events are designed to test collective U.S.-Israeli readiness and improve the interoperability of defense systems. These exercises offer prime opportunities for USCENTCOM and the IDF to partner and innovate together, solidifying the strategic relationship between the U.S. and Israel while contributing to regional stability. The U.S. remains committed to the security of Israel and supports Israel’s qualitative military edge. (Photo courtesy of the IDF Spokesperson's Office)
02
February 2023
Past Event
Israel’s Old and New National Security Challenges: A Conversation with Dr. Eyal Hulata

Dr. Eyal Hulata joins Hudson to share insights gleaned from his time in office and his sense of the major decisions his successor will face in the coming year.

The “Juniper” series of events are designed to test collective U.S.-Israeli readiness and improve the interoperability of defense systems. These exercises offer prime opportunities for USCENTCOM and the IDF to partner and innovate together, solidifying the strategic relationship between the U.S. and Israel while contributing to regional stability. The U.S. remains committed to the security of Israel and supports Israel’s qualitative military edge. (Photo courtesy of the IDF Spokesperson's Office)
Featured Speakers:
Dr. Eyal Hulata
Jonathan Schachter
Missiles and UAVs are shown with Israeli and American flags in Tehran, Iran, on February 11, 2024. (Photo by Hossein Beris/Middle East Images/AFP via Getty Images)
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Missiles and UAVs are shown with Israeli and American flags in Tehran, Iran, on February 11, 2024. (Photo by Hossein Beris/Middle East Images/AFP via Getty Images)
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Yemenis lift a Palestinian flag and placards depicting Houthi group leader Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi and Abu Obaida, the spokesperson of Hamas' armed wing, on January 24, 2024, in Sana'a, Yemen. (Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images)
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Yemenis lift a Palestinian flag and placards depicting Houthi group leader Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi and Abu Obaida, the spokesperson of Hamas' armed wing, on January 24, 2024, in Sana'a, Yemen. (Photo by Mohammed Hamoud/Getty Images)
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Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)
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Senior Fellow, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Commentary
6 Min Read
Armed rebels of the Iran-backed Houthi militia ride a pick-up truck during a demonstration against the USA and Israel amid growing tensions between the USA and the Houthis following the latter's several operations in the Red Sea on January 29, 2024, in Sanaa, Yemen. (Osamah Yahya via Getty Images)
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Armed rebels of the Iran-backed Houthi militia ride a pick-up truck during a demonstration against the United States and Israel on January 29, 2024, in Sanaa, Yemen. (Osamah Yahya via Getty Images)
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Senior Fellow, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)
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Research Fellow and Program Manager, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Commentary
5 Min Read
An Israeli artillery unit moves along the border with the Gaza Strip on January 19, 2024, in southern Israel. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)
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An Israeli artillery unit moves along the border with the Gaza Strip on January 19, 2024, in southern Israel. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)
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Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)
jonathan_schachter
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Senior Fellow, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Commentary
6 Min Read
A soldier walks with a rose near photos of people killed during Hamas's attack on the Nova festival at the site on November 29, 2023, in Re'im, Israel. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)
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A soldier walks with a rose near photos of people killed during Hamas's attack on the Nova festival at the site on November 29, 2023, in Re'im, Israel. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)
michael_doran
michael_doran
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)
jonathan_schachter
jonathan_schachter
Senior Fellow, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
zineb_riboua
zineb_riboua
Research Fellow and Program Manager, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Commentary
6 Min Read
Israeli combat engineers maneuver their armored vehicles at a staging point near the Israeli border on November 14, 2023, near Sderot, Israel. (Christopher Furlong via Getty Images)
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Israeli combat engineers maneuver their armored vehicles at a staging point near the Israeli border on November 14, 2023, near Sderot, Israel. (Christopher Furlong via Getty Images)
Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)
jonathan_schachter
jonathan_schachter
Senior Fellow, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
michael_doran
michael_doran
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
zineb_riboua
zineb_riboua
Research Fellow and Program Manager, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Commentary
6 Min Read
 Soldiers from an Israeli artillery unit wait for orders to fire from the Israeli side of the border toward the Gaza Strip on November 6, 2023, in southern Israel. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Soldiers from an Israeli artillery unit wait for orders to fire from the Israeli side of the border toward the Gaza Strip on November 6, 2023, in southern Israel. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
michael_doran
michael_doran
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)
jonathan_schachter
jonathan_schachter
Senior Fellow, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Commentary
5 Min Read
231019-N-GF955-1104 RED SEA (Oct. 19, 2023) The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) defeats a combination of Houthi missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles in the Red Sea, Oct. 19. Carney is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to help ensure maritime security and stability in the Middle East region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Aaron Lau)
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The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney defeats a combination of Houthi missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles in the Red Sea on October 19, 2023. (Aaron Lau via DVIDS)
michael_doran
michael_doran
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)
jonathan_schachter
jonathan_schachter
Senior Fellow, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Commentary
5 Min Read
An Israeli armored vehicle near the Gaza border in Sderot, Israel, on October 16, 2023. (Photo by Saeed Qaq/Anadolu via Getty Images)
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An Israeli armored vehicle near the Gaza border in Sderot, Israel, on October 16, 2023. (Photo by Saeed Qaq/Anadolu via Getty Images)
michael_doran
michael_doran
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
jonathan_schachter
jonathan_schachter
Senior Fellow, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)
Commentary
4 Min Read