Judith S. Yaphe, PhD (CSR)
Dr. Judith S. Yaphe is a Distinguished Research Fellow for the Middle East in the INSS. She specializes in Iraq, Iran, and the strategic environment in the Persian Gulf region.
Before joining INSS in 1995, Dr. Yaphe served for 20 years as a senior analyst on Near East Persian Gulf issues in the Office of Near Eastern and South Asian Analysis, Directorate of Intelligence, CIA. Among Dr. Yaphe’s accomplishments in government was her role as senior political analyst on Iraq and the Gulf, for which she received the Intelligence Medal of Commendation and other awards.
Dr. Yaphe received a B.A. with Honors in History from Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and the Ph.D. in Middle Eastern History from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She served as an adviser to the Iraq Study Group headed by former Secretary of State James Baker and the Hon. Lee Hamilton; its report was published in 2006.
"Iraq: Are We There Yet?” Current History, (December 2008)
"Nuclear Politics in Iran." Yaphe, J. Middle East Strategic Perspective No. 1. Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University. May, 2010.
After the Surge: Next Steps in Iraq (Strategic Forum 230, February 2008)
Challenges to Persian Gulf Security: How Should the United States Respond? (Strategic Forum 237, November 2008)
Reassessing the Implications of a Nuclear-Armed Iran with Col.Charles Lutes (NDU, 2005)