Jake Walles

Nonresident Senior Fellow
Middle East Program
Jake Walles is a nonresident senior fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on Israeli-Palestinian issues, Tunisia, and counterterrorism.
 

Education

M.A. Johns Hopkins SAIS
B.A. Wesleyan University

Languages

Dutch; English; French

 

Jake Walles is a nonresident senior fellow in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he focuses on Israeli-Palestinian issues, Tunisia, and counterterrorism.  He was a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State for more than 35 years, serving as the U.S. ambassador to Tunisia from 2012 to 2015 and as consul general and chief of mission in Jerusalem from 2005 to 2009. Walles also served as senior adviser in the State Department’s Bureau of Counterterrorism from 2015 until his retirement in 2017.

During his long career at the State Department, Walles was actively involved in Middle East peace negotiations beginning with the Madrid Middle East Peace Conference in 1991 and continuing through the Obama administration. He was the recipient of the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award in 2016 for his contributions to U.S. national security policy.

  • Have Hamas and Fatah finally reconciled?
    Op-Ed Al Jazeera October 14, 2017
    Have Hamas and Fatah Finally Reconciled?

    The recent Hamas-Fatah reconciliation may reflect shifting dynamics in negotiations on Gaza, both regionally and internationally.

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  • Palestine, Israel, and the Arab Agreements
    December 16, 2020 YouTube @CarnegieMENA عربي
    What Happens to Palestine if the Arabs Go to Peaces?

    Held on Dec. 16 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. EST (4:00-5:00 p.m. Beirut). This panel will look at the implications of the recent agreements signed between Israel and several Arab countries, most notably the United Arab Emirates. It will examine what impact these will have on Palestinian-Israeli relations, on Palestinian rights, and on prospects for a two-state solution.

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  • A Global Renewal? What to Expect in 2021
    December 16, 2020 Live on YouTube @CarnegieMENA عربي
    A Global Renewal? What to Expect in 2021

    The conference will consist of six virtual discussions that will provide a look ahead to 2021, focusing on what Carnegie scholars and other experts believe will be the most significant and challenging issues facing the Middle East and North Africa in their interaction with international actors.

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