Taghreed El-Khodary

Visiting Scholar
Heinrich Boell Fellow
Middle East Program
El-Khodary was a visiting scholar in the Middle East Program, where her research focused on the future of Gaza.


Nieman Fellow, Harvard University; M.A., Murray State University; B.A., American University in Cairo


Arabic; English


Taghreed El-Khodary is no longer with the Carnegie Endowment.

Taghreed El-Khodary was a visiting scholar in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment, where her research focused on the future of Gaza.

Since 2001, she has been based in the Gaza Strip, reporting on political developments for the New York Times and serving as a senior analyst for the International Crisis Group.

Throughout her career as a journalist, El-Khodary has worked as a correspondent for Al-Hayat/LBC TV and as a producer for Agence France-Presse, Al Jazeera, and Middle East Broadcasting Center. She has also worked as an assistant producer on documentaries by National Geographic, PBS, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and ITV.

In the spring of 2010, she led a three-week mentorship program on election coverage for journalists in northern Sudan under the auspices of UNDP and Linnaeus University’s Fojo Media Institute.

  • Gaza: A Losing Strategy
    Article September 20, 2010
    Gaza: A Losing Strategy

    As a new round of direct talks between Israeli and Palestinian leaders gets underway, U.S. efforts to isolate Hamas in Gaza could jeopardize the prospects for a diplomatic reconciliation between the two sides.

  • Hamas Gains the Most from Israeli Raid
    Q&A June 3, 2010
    Hamas Gains the Most from Israeli Raid

    Israel’s raid on a flotilla of humanitarian aid has refocused global attention on Gaza’s isolation. Israel’s action have helped Hamas, and the group is now operating from a position of greater strength.

  • Hamas is a Reality on the Ground
    Op-Ed Salon June 2, 2010
    Hamas is a Reality on the Ground

    The Israeli raid on a humanitarian flotilla headed for Gaza has been a present for Hamas. The sooner the United States and Israel realize that the popularity of Hamas is the result of failed policies, the better off the peace process will be.

  • October 15, 2010 Brussels
    The New Middle East Peace Process – Growing Regional Apathy?

    According to some recent polls, there is growing apathy in the Arab world for the peace process and the plight of the Palestinian people.

  • July 21, 2010 Washington, D.C.
    Divided Palestine—A Barrier to Peace?

    While Prime Minister Netanyahu was received warmly on his recent visit to Washington, progress on the peace process remains in doubt. If direct negotiations are to resume, the split among Palestinians will hamper—and arguably prevent—the ability of President Abbas to negotiate on behalf of the divided people.

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