David Makovsky is:
- Director, Project on Arab-Israel Relations at The Washington Institute
- Director of the Project on Arab-Israel Relations at The Washington Institute.
- Adjunct professor in Middle East studies at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
- Former Senior Advisor to the Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations.
- Author of numerous Washington Institute monographs and essays on issues related to the Middle East Peace Process and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
- Coauthor, with Dennis Ross, of the 2009 Washington Post bestseller Myths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East.