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Dr Daniel Strieff

Guest Teacher

Research Interests: History of U.S. Foreign Relations; Press, Politics and U.S. Foreign Policy; Arab-Israeli Dispute; Modern Middle East; Transnational American History; Post-1945 U.S.; Journalism History; U.S. Presidency
Room: SAR.3.06


My research focuses on the history of American foreign relations, with special emphasis on the Middle East in the 1970s. I completed my PhD, entitled 'The President and the Peacemaker: Jimmy Carter and the Domestic Politics of Arab-Israeli Diplomacy, 1977-1980,' in the International History Department at the LSE in 2013.

My first book is due out soon with Palgrave Macmillan and I have begun work on my next project, a U.S. domestic history of the Iran hostage crisis. I am a Managing Editor for Cold War History and have taught as a visiting lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to academia, I spent a decade in journalism, latterly as senior producer and London editorial manager for


Dr Daniel Strieff teaches the following course at undergraduate level:

HY203 - The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Nationalism, Territory, Religion


Papers and Presentations

  • “Desperate Diplomacy: The Politics of Jimmy Carter’s ‘Wild Dash’ to Conclude the Egypt-Israel Treaty,” Cold War Research Seminar, LSE (February 5, 2014)
  • "Jimmy and the Jets: Capitol Hill Fight Over Carter’s 1978 ‘Package’ Airplane Sales to Egypt, Israel and Saudi Arabia,” Meeting of Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), Arlington, Va. (June 21, 2013)
  • "U.S. Public Opinion and Policy Response to Sadat’s Jerusalem Trip in 1977,” SHAFR (June 28, 2012)
  • “Sadat’s Jerusalem Trip and U.S. Policy Response,” Middle East Research Seminar, LSE (February 6, 2012)
  • “‘Getting Control’: U.S. Efforts to Manage the Message at the 1978 Camp David Summit,” LSE-GWU-UCSB Conference on the Cold War, London (April 20, 2012)
  • “Carter, Domestic Politics and the Effort to Convene a 1977 Mideast Conference,” European Summer School on Cold War History, Padua, Italy (September 10, 2011)
  • PhD fully funded by LSE PhD Studentship (scholarship) (2009-12)
  • Master's dissertation won Medlicott Prize with highest mark in International History Department (2006)
  • Recipient of LSE International History PhD partial scholarship (2012-13)
  • Member of an unit that won First Place, Team Video, National Press Photographers Association for story about economic migration in Europe (2007)
  • Peacock Award (internal recognition of excellence) (2007)



Mr Daniel Strieff