Daniel S. Markey is a senior research professor of international relations at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and the academic director of the SAIS Global Policy Program.
From 2007-2015, Daniel Markey was senior fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. While there, he wrote a book on the future of the US-Pakistan relationship, No Exit from Pakistan: America’s Tortured Relationship with Islamabad (Cambridge University Press, 2013).
From 2003 to 2007, Dr. Markey held the South Asia portfolio on the Secretary’s Policy Planning Staff at the US Department of State. Prior to government service, he taught in the Department of Politics at Princeton University, where he served as executive director of Princeton’s Research Program in International Security. Earlier, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard’s Olin Institute for Strategic Studies.
Dr. Markey is the author of numerous reports, articles, book chapters, and opinion pieces. He has written two CFR Special Reports: Reorienting US Pakistan Strategy (2014) and Securing Pakistan’s Tribal Belt (2008). In 2010, he served as project director of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S. strategy in Pakistan and Afghanistan, co-chaired by former national security advisor Sandy Berger and former deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage. His commentary has been featured widely in US and international media, and he is a member of the Cipher Brief Network.
Dr. Markey earned a bachelor’s degree in international studies from Johns Hopkins University and a doctorate in politics from Princeton University.