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Daniel Schneiderman

Head of Advocacy & Research, US Program
Washington D.C.

Crisis Group Role

Daniel is based in Washington D.C., and joined Crisis Group in April 2018.

Areas of Expertise

  • Counterterrorism Strategy, Policy, and Operations
  • Syria
  • Yemen
  • GCC and GCC-Qatar rift
  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan

Professional Background

Daniel has almost a decade of experience across the government, including in the Executive and Legislative Branches. 

Daniel worked at the White House’s National Security Council as the Director for Yemen under Presidents Obama and Trump, and was the Special Assistant in State’s Bureau of Counterterrorism, where he advised the Coordinator for Counterterorrism on world-wide counterterrorism strategy, policy, and operations. He also spent two and a half years working on the Syria Desk at State, and an assignment to the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s Directorate of Strategy, Policy, and Operations. Daniel is an alumni of the Presidential Management Fellowship. He also spent time on Capitol Hill, working for U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer.

Daniel holds a BA in Political Science from George Washington University and an MA in International Relations and International Economics with a concentration in Strategic Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He also attended the SAIS Bologna Center.

In The News

13 Mar 2019
With the Senate voting to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen, I am hopeful we are starting down a path of real progress towards peace. Twitter

Daniel Schneiderman

Head of Advocacy & Research, US Program
14 Dec 2018
Ce vote [du Sénat américain, qui demande l'arrêt du soutien des Etats-Unis à la coalition internationale au Yémen] envoie un message puissant de la part des Etats-Unis à la coalition" saoudienne. AFP

Daniel Schneiderman

Head of Advocacy & Research, US Program
29 Nov 2018
Yemen talks in Sweden are consultations — pre-talk talks rather than a full-blown peace process. So our expectations shouldn't be that they will end with a deal. Axios

Daniel Schneiderman

Head of Advocacy & Research, US Program

Latest Updates

After the Aramco Attack: A Middle East One Step Closer to Its “1914 Moment”

On 14 September, strikes of uncertain provenance hit Saudi Arabia’s largest oil facilities, taking some 50 per cent of the kingdom’s oil production temporarily offline. Crisis Group offers a 360-degree view of the attacks and their implications for Middle Eastern and international peace and security.