Zack Gold is an Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project and a Middle East analyst focusing on U.S.-Egyptian relations and security in the Sinai Peninsula. From 2011-2014 he served as a researcher at The Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy. Prior to that, he was a research associate at the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis and previously conducted counterterrorism research at the International Policy Institute for Counter-terrorism in Israel. Gold twice received the Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Oman and Egypt, and also studied Arabic at The American University in Cairo. His work on Sinai security and relations among Egypt, Israel, and Hamas has been published by the Atlantic Council, The Brookings Institution, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Christian Science Monitor, ForeignAffairs.com, ForeignPolicy.com, the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, and NationalInterest.org. Gold earned his M.A. in law and diplomacy from The Fletcher School, Tufts University; and his B.A. in political science and communication from the University of Delaware.
The ouster of Muhammad Mursi from Egypt’s presidency a year ago and the violent roundup of his supporters that followed have led to a wave of terrorism across Egypt. Organized