Writings by Jonathan Spyer

Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
Abdallah Aljamal: 'Prisoners' Rights' Activist Held, Abused Israeli Hostages JNSJune 14, 2024
It's Decision Time for Israel in the North as Hezbollah Escalates The Jerusalem PostJune 7, 2024
Will Netanyahu Declare War on Hezbollah? The SpectatorJune 5, 2024
Pressure Is Piling on Netanyahu Over Rafah The SpectatorMay 30, 2024
The Dispensable Statesman: What Impact Does Raisi's Death Have on Iran? The Jerusalem PostMay 24, 2024
'Post' Takes a Look inside Hamas's Jabalya Tunnels That Hid Hostage Bodies The Jerusalem PostMay 23, 2024
Bibi's Plan for a Post-War Gaza The SpectatorMay 18, 2024
Hamas Is Playing for Time The SpectatorMay 6, 2024
U.S. Shows No Apparent Strategy to Counter Kataib Hezbollah's Attacks The Jerusalem PostMay 3, 2024
What Israel Should Do about Hezbollah The SpectatorApril 24, 2024
Iranian Regional Strategy Moves Forward While the West Sleeps The Jerusalem PostApril 19, 2024
Will Israel Continue Its Strikes on Iran? The SpectatorApril 19, 2024
Why Israel Must Hit Iran The Jewish ChronicleApril 16, 2024
Iran's Attack Was Just a Taste of What Could Be to Come The SpectatorApril 15, 2024
Attack Marks a Turning Point in the Long Campaign of Tehran's Leaders The AustralianApril 14, 2024
Iran's Four Options for Revenge against Israel The SpectatorApril 9, 2024
While World Focuses on Gaza, Related Syria Conflict May Explode The AustralianApril 6, 2024
ISIS Has Implemented Their Rule of Terror: A Report from the Al-Hawl Camp in Syria The Jerusalem PostApril 5, 2024
A World without the Islamic Republic of Iran Middle East ForumMarch 20, 2024
The U.K. Has an Islamist Problem The Jerusalem PostMarch 16, 2024
Israel Must Preempt Hezbollah JNSMarch 5, 2024
Tactics and Strategy in the War with Hezbollah The Jerusalem PostMarch 2, 2024
The Situation in the West Bank: Joining an IDF Raid The Jerusalem PostFebruary 17, 2024
Who Killed the Three U.S. Soldiers at Tower 22? The Jerusalem PostFebruary 3, 2024
Biden's Iran Policy Has Backfired The SpectatorFebruary 3, 2024
Hezbollah's Exposed Position Following IDF Bombardment The Jerusalem PostJanuary 22, 2024
The Long Fight to Disarm Hamas The AustralianJanuary 13, 2024
'Closing the Circle': On the Ground with the IDF in Southern Gaza The Jerusalem PostJanuary 7, 2024
Why Is the Gaza War Different? JNSDecember 31, 2023
Three-Front Conflict in the Middle East The Jerusalem PostDecember 23, 2023
Hezbollah Has Already Opened the Northern Front The Wall Street JournalDecember 21, 2023
'Slowly, Slowly,' the IDF Is Winning Its Gaza War on Hamas The AustralianDecember 18, 2023
Iranian-Backed Houthis Intensify Provocations in the Red Sea The Jerusalem PostDecember 8, 2023
Driving Out Darkness with the 36th Division in Shejaia The Jerusalem PostDecember 8, 2023
Israel-Hamas War: How a Legendary IDF Commando Was Killed on October 7 The Jerusalem PostDecember 2, 2023
Iran's Controlled Escalation Against Israel, U.S. The Jerusalem PostNovember 25, 2023
Israel's Gaza Offensive Progresses, but Obstacles, Competing Timetables Remain The SpectatorNovember 15, 2023
Why Are the Houthis Attacking Israel? The Jerusalem PostNovember 11, 2023
Clock Ticks for Israel on Hostages, Hamas, and Diplomatic Grace The AustralianNovember 4, 2023
Iran's "Controlled Insurgency" against the U.S. in Syria and Iraq The Jerusalem Strategic TribuneNovember 2023
Uncertain Future: Implications Of Israel's All-Out Assault On Gaza Outlook IndiaOctober 31, 2023
Arsonist and Firefighter: Understanding Qatar's Role in the Region The Jerusalem PostOctober 27, 2023
Tehran Makes Its Moves on the Border of Israel Amid Gaza Standoff The AustralianOctober 26, 2023
Political Islam Now Commands the Middle East The SpectatorOctober 21, 2023
Amid Israel's War with Hamas, the North May Be the Most Important Front The Jerusalem PostOctober 20, 2023
Obstacles Ahead: What Will the IDF Encounter as It Moves into Gaza? The SpectatorOctober 14, 2023
October 7 and the War for the Middle East The Jerusalem PostOctober 14, 2023
War in Israel: The First 72 Hours The AustralianOctober 13, 2023
Shattered Illusions on the Gaza Border The AustralianOctober 11, 2023
Ain Al-Hilweh Fighting Reflects Palestinian and Sunni Arab Weakness The Jerusalem PostSeptember 23, 2023
Syria: The Israeli Interest Israel HayomSeptember 14, 2023
Biden Courts Iran as It Wages a Multifront War on the U.S. The Wall Street JournalSeptember 10, 2023
Druze Protests Expose the Assad Regime's Achilles' Heel The Jerusalem PostSeptember 2, 2023
U.S. Calls Out Turkey's Syrian Proxies for 'Extensive Human Rights Abuses.' The Jerusalem PostAugust 25, 2023
Is Israel Willing to Strike Iranian Effort to Destabilize the North? The Jerusalem PostAugust 12, 2023
Tsurkov Kidnapping Shows Who Really Runs Iraq The Jerusalem PostJuly 29, 2023
Iran-Russia Alliance and U.S. Collide in Syria The Jerusalem PostJune 30, 2023
The Ukraine Counteroffensive and the Middle East The Jerusalem PostJune 16, 2023
Revolution in Iran: The State of Minorities, Uprising Against Tehran The Jerusalem PostJune 16, 2023
Erdoğan Wins Again in Turkey: What Does It Mean for the Middle East? The Jerusalem PostJune 2, 2023
Saudi-Iran Deal Tested in Yemen and Syria The Jerusalem PostMay 19, 2023
Is Israel Facing the Iranian Threat on Its Own? The Jerusalem PostMay 5, 2023
Iran-Led Bloc Senses an Opportunity to Threaten Israeli Life The Jerusalem PostApril 15, 2023
Iran-Led Axis Takes Bold and Reckless Action -- Battle over Syrian Skies The Jerusalem PostApril 7, 2023
Israel Faces a Two-Front Ramadan War with Hezbollah and Hamas The Wall Street JournalApril 7, 2023
America Exchanges Fire with Iran's Syrian Deep State The Wall Street JournalMarch 27, 2023
How Much Substance Is Behind Hezbollah, Palestinian Rhetoric on Israel? The Jerusalem PostMarch 24, 2023
China's Role in Russia-Ukraine War Will Impact Middle East The Jerusalem PostMarch 10, 2023
Israel-Sudan Agreement a Success for Abraham Accords, Setback for Iran The Jerusalem PostFebruary 10, 2023
Turkey's Twisted Anti-NATO Tango National ReviewFebruary 1, 2023
Iran's IRGC Is Under the Western Spotlight The Jerusalem PostJanuary 28, 2023
Key Factors Behind the Improvement in Israel-India Relations in Recent Years The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and SecurityJanuary 9, 2023
Iran, Syria, Palestinians: A Preview of 2023 The Jerusalem PostJanuary 7, 2023
Erdoğan Seeks Rapprochement with Assad, under Russian Auspices The Jerusalem PostDecember 23, 2022
Iran Protests: Inside the Kurdish Uprising Against the Iranian Regime The Jerusalem PostDecember 16, 2022
'The Regime Will Lose Control': Interview with an Iranian Revolutionary The Jerusalem PostDecember 9, 2022
'The Fear Has Gone': Iranian Protestors in Iraq The AustralianNovember 26, 2022
The Burgeoning Israel-India Strategic Alliance The Jerusalem PostNovember 25, 2022
The IRGC Will Stop at Nothing to Punish Iranian Protesters The Wall Street JournalNovember 17, 2022
Iran Protests Approach Inflection Point The Jerusalem PostNovember 11, 2022
Is Turkey Backing a Former al-Qaeda Affiliate in Syria? The Jerusalem PostOctober 28, 2022
Iranian Kurds Fear Regime's Threat of Incursion The Jerusalem PostOctober 14, 2022
A Dangerous New Generation of Militants Is Rising in the West Bank NewsweekOctober 12, 2022
Tehran Imports Arab Proxies to Fight Growing Protests The Jerusalem PostSeptember 30, 2022
Increased Air Activity over Syria: Why Now? The Jerusalem PostSeptember 16, 2022
In-Depth: The Significance of Revived Contacts between Damascus and Ankara Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and SecuritySeptember 11, 2022
The Iranian Hand Behind the Knife That Stabbed Salman Rushdie The Jerusalem PostAugust 19, 2022
Sadrist Protests Against Iranian Influence: Iraq's Testing Moment The Jerusalem PostAugust 5, 2022
Weirdly, Lebanon Signs Deal to Import Gas from Israel The Jerusalem PostJuly 22, 2022
Israel Is Hedging Between Ankara and Athens The Jerusalem PostJuly 8, 2022
The Latest Killings in Iran May Indicate a Notable Shift in Israeli Strategy JNSJune 29, 2022
First Lebanon War 1982: A Turning Point for Israel The Jerusalem PostJune 24, 2022
Will Turkey Invade Northern Syria Again? The Jerusalem PostJune 24, 2022
Israel's Shadow War With Iran Goes Nonnuclear The Wall Street JournalJune 15, 2022
Lebanese Leader Defies Hezbollah, but Is It Enough? The Jerusalem PostMay 27, 2022
Syria's Bashar Assad Sticks with His Friends in the Region The Jerusalem PostMay 13, 2022
Non-Western US Allies on Ukraine: It's a Problem, but not Our Problem JNSMay 11, 2022
Turkey's Secret Prisons in Syria The Jerusalem PostApril 14, 2022
Is the New Wave of Terror in Israel Part of a Return to Jihad? The Jerusalem PostMarch 31, 2022
Putin Destroys the Rules-Based International Order The AustralianFebruary 25, 2022
Turkish Ethnic Cleansing Strategy in Syria Uses Israeli-Arab NGO The Jerusalem PostFebruary 14, 2022
Houthi Attacks on UAE are Iran's Response to Losses in Yemen Israel HayomFebruary 4, 2022
Iranian Attacks in Iraq Reflect Weakness, Disarray The Jerusalem PostJanuary 20, 2022
Did Turkey Use Chemical Weapons in Northern Iraq? The Jerusalem PostDecember 23, 2021
It's Too Soon to Write the Obituary of the Anti-Iran Alliance in the Middle East FathomNovember 2021
Beijing's Belt and Road Buys Influence in the Middle East The AustralianDecember 3, 2021
Who Bombed Iraq's Mustafa al-Kadhimi? The Wall Street JournalNovember 8, 2021
Sudan Coup Follows Prevailing Arab World Trend The Jerusalem PostOctober 28, 2021
Growing Relations between Turkey, Russia Are Concern for Israel The Jerusalem PostOctober 7, 2021
Is There an Alliance between Iran and China? The Jerusalem PostSeptember 26, 2021
What Does the Deraa Surrender Mean for Iran and Russia in Syria? The Jerusalem PostSeptember 9, 2021
The Pakistani Angle on the Taliban Victory The Jerusalem PostAugust 26, 2021
Iran Goes on the Offensive as the U.S. Retreats From Afghanistan and Elsewhere The Wall Street JournalAugust 16, 2021
Does Killing of Iranian Dissident Foreshadow What Is to Come for Others? The Jerusalem PostAugust 12, 2021
Unrest Grows in Iran, but Is the Regime in Danger? The Jerusalem PostJuly 30, 2021
US Investigates Qatar over Claims that It Finances Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps The Washington ExaminerJuly 23, 2021
Lebanon is Dying a Slow Death The Jerusalem PostJuly 15, 2021
Iran Digs Deep in Hollowed-Out Syria The Jerusalem PostJuly 1, 2021
Strategic Incoherence Continued: US Policy Towards Syria Under Biden The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and SecurityJune 14, 2021
The Growing Threat Facing Israel from Iraq The Jerusalem PostJune 3, 2021
How Hamas' Assault Serves as Iran's Testing Ground The Jerusalem PostMay 20, 2021
How a Property Conflict in Jerusalem Ignited a War The Jerusalem PostMay 12, 2021
Why Hamas' Attempt to Start a Third Intifada Will Likely Fail The Wall Street JournalMay 11, 2021
Hatred and the Old City: A Letter from Jerusalem The AustralianMay 7, 2021
Turkey Creates a Humanitarian Catastrophe in Occupied Syria The Jerusalem PostApril 8, 2021
Yemen's Place in the Mideast Strategic Equation JNSMarch 31, 2021
Russia in the Middle East: Great Ambitions, Meager Resources The Jerusalem PostMarch 25, 2021
Who Bombed the Saudi Oil Storage Yard at Ras Tanura? The Jerusalem PostMarch 11, 2021
Obscure Fighting in Yemen Has Vast Mideast Implications The Jerusalem PostFebruary 25, 2021
Turkey, Pakistan: Inside the Ankara-Islamabad Axis The Jerusalem PostFebruary 11, 2021
Israel Should Stay Wary of Turkey's Gifts The Jerusalem PostJanuary 28, 2021
Erdoğan's Private Armies The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and SecurityJanuary 27, 2021
Biden Inherited Immense Leverage over Iran. Will He Use It? The Jewish ChronicleJanuary 14, 2021
Pompeo Designated Iranian Ally Houthis as Terrorists. How Effective? The Jerusalem PostJanuary 14, 2021
Shia Militias Threaten US, Israel in Iraq The Jerusalem PostDecember 31, 2020
Shifting Sands of Arab Alliances Tell a Tale of Two Israels The AustralianDecember 28, 2020
The Genius of Israel's Foreign Policy: Mixing Normalization and Silent War NewsweekDecember 22, 2020
How Was an Iranian Dissident Lured from France to His Execution? The Jerusalem PostDecember 17, 2020
How Can Iran Retaliate against Israel for Fakhrizadeh's Assassination? The Jerusalem PostDecember 5, 2020
What's Behind Iran's Terror Campaign in Europe? The Jerusalem PostNovember 20, 2020
The Incendiaries: How Pakistan and Turkey Fan the Flames of Islamic Anger The Jerusalem PostNovember 6, 2020
America Should Not Sell F-35 Fighter Planes to the Qatari Regime NewsweekOctober 28, 2020
Russia's Attempts to Move Closer to Egypt Are Made Possible by US Absence The Jerusalem PostOctober 22, 2020
Israel Should Reject Syrian Peace Overtures The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and SecurityOctober 2, 2020
U.S. Bans Me for Committing Journalism The Wall Street JournalSeptember 29, 2020
US Is Beefing Up Forces in Eastern Syria to Counter Russian Harassment The Jerusalem PostSeptember 25, 2020
Europe Out of the Loop in New Middle East EURACTIVSeptember 22, 2020
I'm Banned from the US for 'Association with a Terrorist Organization' The Times of IsraelSeptember 20, 2020
Local Alliances Remade as Regional Foes Flex Muscle The AustralianSeptember 12, 2020
Is Turkey Moving into Northern Lebanon? The Jerusalem PostAugust 27, 2020
Following Beirut Blast, Hezbollah's 'Deep State' Investigates Itself The Jerusalem PostAugust 13, 2020
Can Hezbollah and Israel Avoid War? The Jerusalem PostJuly 30, 2020
Who Were the Entebbe Hijackers? The Full Story The Jerusalem PostJuly 23, 2020
What's at Stake in Libya as Turkey and Egypt Face Off The Jerusalem PostJuly 16, 2020
Turkey, Erdogan's Arc of Destabilization in the Middle East The Jerusalem PostJuly 2, 2020
Trump's Syria Policy Is Working Foreign PolicyJuly 1, 2020
Sudden Annexation of the West Bank Not on Wary Netanyahu's Agenda The AustralianJune 20, 2020
Syria's Dictator Faces Renewed Challenges at All Levels The Jerusalem PostJune 12, 2020
An Emergent Nexus in the Islamic World The Jerusalem PostMay 27, 2020
Is the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Back from the Dead? The Jerusalem PostMay 14, 2020
Israel Lacks a Strategy in Syria The Jerusalem PostMay 8, 2020
Iran's Satraps in Lebanon Face Crisis The Jerusalem PostApril 30, 2020
ISIS Resurges in Syria, Iraq amid COVID-19 Pandemic The Jerusalem PostApril 17, 2020
Assessing the US Strategy in Iraq The Jerusalem PostApril 2, 2020
Why Israel's Anti-Netanyahu Coalition Fractured The AustralianMarch 28, 2020
The Situation in Iraq: Policy Implications for the West The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and SecurityMarch 24, 2020
Mullahs & COVID-19: Iran's Failing Response Reflects Regime's Priorities The Jerusalem PostMarch 20, 2020
Don't Expect a Turkey-Russia War in Syria The Jerusalem PostMarch 6, 2020
Israel's New Diplomatic Moment The Wall Street JournalMarch 3, 2020
Iran, Hezbollah Stir Chaos in Syria's Southwest The Jerusalem PostFebruary 20, 2020
Do Syria-Turkey Clashes Presage a Wider Confrontation in the Middle East? The Jerusalem PostFebruary 7, 2020
First-Ever Hezbollah-Controlled Government Takes Over in Lebanon The Jerusalem PostJanuary 24, 2020
The Precarious Lull in Northeast Syria The AustralianJanuary 4, 2020
Iran Lacks Good Options The Jerusalem PostJanuary 4, 2020
US-Iran Showdown Begins in Iraq The Wall Street JournalDecember 30, 2019
Who Is Attacking American Troops in Iraq? The Jerusalem PostDecember 12, 2019
Turkey's Burgeoning Nuclear Ambitions Raise Concerns The Jerusalem PostNovember 29, 2019
The Fighting Continues in Northern Syria The Wall Street JournalNovember 25, 2019
Revolt against Iran's 'System' in Iraq and Lebanon The Jerusalem PostOctober 31, 2019
Rojava Sundown: A Retrospective The Jerusalem PostOctober 18, 2019
Putin is the New King of Syria The Wall Street JournalOctober 16, 2019
U.S. Pullout Is a Boon for Assad Jonathanspyer.comOctober 9, 2019
Iran Opens a Second Front along Israel's Border The Wall Street JournalOctober 2, 2019
Islamist Archipelago: The Turkey-Qatar Nexus The Jerusalem PostSeptember 19, 2019
Saudi Arabia Is Losing Yemen to Iran The Jerusalem PostSeptember 6, 2019
The Iran-Israel War Is Here The Wall Street JournalAugust 28, 2019
Why the UAE Is Hedging Its Bets with Iran The Jerusalem PostAugust 22, 2019
No Peace, No War in the Gulf The AustralianAugust 10, 2019
Turkey's Gas Wars The Jerusalem PostAugust 1, 2019
Israeli Jets Appear to Have Struck Iraq for the First Time Since 1981 The Wall Street JournalAugust 1, 2019
The Syrian Sideshow The Jerusalem PostJuly 18, 2019
Getting Iran Out of Syria Is No Easy Task The Wall Street JournalJuly 9, 2019
Iraq's De-militiafication Is a Sham The Jerusalem PostJuly 4, 2019
Evidence Grows that Iran is Stationing Missiles Directed at Israel The Jerusalem PostMay 17, 2019
Iran's Grip on Gaza and Israel's Dilemma The AustralianMay 11, 2019
Arab Spring: The Second Coming? The Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and SecurityMay 1, 2019
Generals vs Islamists in Libya The Jerusalem PostApril 24, 2019
Iran-Backed Militias Step Up the Battle in Iraq Wall Street JournalMarch 18, 2019
Syria's Civil War Is Now 3 Civil Wars Foreign PolicyMarch 18, 2019
The Fall of the Caliphate The Jerusalem PostMarch 7, 2019
How Tehran Plans to Control Syria The Jerusalem PostFebruary 1, 2019
A Cautious Alliance January 30, 2019
Will Turkey Invade Northeast Syria? The Jerusalem PostJanuary 11, 2019
Betrayal on the Euphrates jonathanspyer.comDecember 22, 2018
A New Order Emerges in Southern Syria as Assad Regains Control The Jerusalem PostDecember 2, 2018
The Return of ISIS Jonathanspyer.comNovember 2, 2018
Turkey Shells Kobani and Tel Abyad in Eastern Syria. What Are Its Next Moves? Middle East Center for Analysis and ReportingNovember 2, 2018
Leveraging Murder for Political Ambition: The Turkish and Qatari Way Jerusalem PostOctober 27, 2018
Iran's Imploding Strategy Jerusalem PostOctober 5, 2018
Iraqis Protest Growing Iranian Influence in the Country Jerusalem PostSeptember 15, 2018
Syrian War: Uneasy Calm in US-protected Kurdish Enclave The AustralianSeptember 8, 2018
Israel's Secret War Against Iran Is Widening Foreign PolicySeptember 7, 2018
Erdoğan's Dilemma Jerusalem PostAugust 30, 2018
On Developing a Coherent US Regional Strategy Towards Iran, and Iran's Likely Response JISSAugust 17, 2018
The Future of Eastern Syria and the Israeli Interest Jerusalem PostAugust 15, 2018
Is Southern Syria Heading For 'Lebanonization'? Jerusalem PostJuly 12, 2018
Iran's Response: The 'Strategy Of Tension' Jerusalem PostJune 1, 2018
Game on: The New Strategy of the US and its allies in the Middle East Jerusalem PostMay 24, 2018
Putin's Endgame in Syria Has Arrived Foreign PolicyMay 24, 2018
Whoever you vote for – Hezbollah Wins Jerusalem PostMay 11, 2018
The Waiting Period The AustralianMay 11, 2018
The Great Distraction of Punitive Airstrikes The New RepublicApril 15, 2018
Erdogan's Shadow Army Jerusalem PostApril 13, 2018
The Sultan's Pleasure: Turkey Expands its Operations in Syria and Iraq The Jerusalem PostMarch 30, 2018
What a Crown Prince Wants The New RepublicMarch 20, 2018
A Turning Point in the Kurdish-Western Alliance? JPostMarch 1, 2018
Welcome to Syria 2.0 Foreign PolicyJanuary 25, 2018
Iraqi Kurdistan's Post-Referendum Isolation Boosts Iran The Jerusalem PostJanuary 20, 2018
Where Is the Latest Iranian 'Revolution' Headed? The Jerusalem PostJanuary 13, 2018
Beware Iran: The Current Middle East Lull Is Transient The American InterestJanuary 12, 2018
Who Is Qais al-Khazali, and Why Should You Care? The Jerusalem PostDecember 15, 2017
Jerusalem Deals in Reality The AustralianDecember 15, 2017
Tehran Is Winning the War for Control of the Middle East Foreign PolicyNovember 21, 2017
Iran Completes Its Land Bridge to the Golan The Jerusalem PostNovember 18, 2017
The Disastrous Results of the Iraqi Kurds' Referendum The Jerusalem PostOctober 27, 2017
The Fall of Kirkuk: Made in Iran The American InterestOctober 18, 2017
Turkey Plans Move to Box in Kurds in Northern Syria The Jerusalem PostOctober 14, 2017
Israel Prepares for War in Syria against Iran Foreign PolicySeptember 28, 2017
'Second Turkish Republic' Looks East for New Alliances The Jerusalem PostSeptember 15, 2017
And the Winner in Syria Is ... Iran The Jerusalem PostAugust 26, 2017
Is Washington Ceding Syria to Russian Influence? The Jerusalem PostJuly 28, 2017
A Match Made in History The American InterestJuly 17, 2017
Israel and Hezbollah: The Battle before the Battle The Jerusalem PostJuly 14, 2017
Will U.S. and Russian Forces Clash in Syria? Foreign PolicyJune 26, 2017
US Strategy and Israel's Stake in Eastern Syria The Jerusalem PostJune 24, 2017
A Pro-American Arab Alliance that Fights? The Jerusalem PostJune 9, 2017
Why Eastern Syria is Essential to Containing Iran The Jerusalem PostMay 26, 2017
Syria Has Effectively Ceased to Exist Foreign PolicyMay 19, 2017
Assad's Hollow Crown: A Journey through Regime-Held Syria The Jerusalem ReportMay 9, 2017
Who Will Dominate Iraq and Syria after ISIS? The Jerusalem PostMarch 10, 2017
Dispatch from Mosul The Jerusalem ReportMarch 7, 2017
The Battle for Mosul: A Frontline Report The AustralianFebruary 11, 2017
Only Washington Can Forge a Moderate Mideast Axis The Jerusalem PostFebruary 4, 2017
After the Fall of Aleppo The Jerusalem PostDecember 16, 2016
Iranian Kurds Join the Fight The American InterestDecember 15, 2016
Hezbollah vs. ISIS. vs. Israel The Jerusalem PostDecember 12, 2016
Syria's Interlocking Conflicts The Jerusalem PostNovember 11, 2016
Iran and Turkey Jostling for Power in Iraq The Jerusalem PostNovember 5, 2016
Disunity as Kurds, Turks, Shia, and Sunnis Fight over Mosul The AustralianOctober 8, 2016
What Follows the Defeat of ISIS in Mosul? The Jerusalem ReportSeptember 27, 2016
What's Ankara Doing in Syria? The Jerusalem PostSeptember 1, 2016
Who Should Rule Syria? The SpectatorAugust 20, 2016
Israel's Virtual Security Zone in Syria The Jerusalem PostAugust 12, 2016
U.S., European Elites Just Not Equipped to Deal with Islam's Insurgency PJ MediaJuly 25, 2016
Reflections on the Second Lebanon War, 10 Years On The Jerusalem PostJuly 12, 2016
Islamic State Shifts Strategy The Jerusalem PostJuly 8, 2016
Hezbollah Sinking in the Syrian Quagmire The Jerusalem ReportJune 16, 2016
Islamic State Moves to Libya The AustralianApril 23, 2016
Ready for the Storm: Protecting Israel's Border with Syria The Jerusalem PostApril 15, 2016
War and Madness The Jerusalem ReportMarch 28, 2016
Will the Syrian Ceasefire Last? The Jerusalem PostMarch 13, 2016
How Israel Navigated through the Hurricane of the Syrian Civil War The TowerMarch 8, 2016
The Syrian Cauldron Boils Over The Jerusalem PostFebruary 19, 2016
Is Assad's Russian-backed Offensive a Game-changer in Syria? The Jerusalem PostFebruary 5, 2016
In Syria, Locals Take the Fight Back to Islamic State The AustralianJanuary 23, 2016
Eclipse of the Caliphate The Jerusalem ReportJanuary 21, 2016
ISIS Is Not the Main Problem in the Middle East PJ MediaJanuary 19, 2016
Teheran vs. Riyadh The Jerusalem PostJanuary 8, 2016
Putin vs Erdogan The AustralianNovember 28, 2015
The Kurds Can Defeat ISIS if We Provide Incentives The Jerusalem PostNovember 22, 2015
Is It Iran's Middle East Now? FathomAutumn 2015
Last Month, Hamas Murdered My Friend's Father PJ MediaNovember 6, 2015
Israel is Avoiding the Abyss, For Now The AustralianOctober 31, 2015
Russian Intervention in Syria Isn't a 'Game Changer' The StrategistOctober 30, 2015
Houthi Retreat in Yemen Shows the Limits of Iranian Power The Jerusalem PostOctober 11, 2015
Russia in Syria: Putin Fills Strategic Vacuum in the Middle East The AustralianOctober 3, 2015
Tehran's Servants: Iraq's Shia Militias Emerge as the Key Armed Force Facing Islamic State in Iraq The Henry Jackson SocietyOctober 2015
Is Syria Becoming a 'Frozen Conflict'? The Jerusalem PostSeptember 24, 2015
The Bear Steps In: Russia's Expanding Military Presence in Syria The Jerusalem PostSeptember 12, 2015
Rival Peace Plans Won't Save Syria The Jerusalem PostAugust 14, 2015
Erdogan's Bait and Switch in Northern Syria The Jerusalem PostJuly 31, 2015
Dispatch from Iraq: the Stealth Iranian Takeover Becomes Clear PJ MediaJuly 31, 2015
Sunni Arabs: Iran Deal Opens the 'Gates of Evil' The Jerusalem PostJuly 18, 2015
ISIS Surges in Sinai The Rubin CenterJuly 11, 2015
Dispatch from Iraq: The Ghosts of Old Baghdad The Jerusalem ReportJuly 8, 2015
Turkey's Syrian Kurdish Problem The Jerusalem PostJuly 4, 2015
Dispatch from Iraq: Iran-Backed Militias Keep ISIS at Bay, for a Price The AustralianJuly 4, 2015
Hizballah Deepens Its Involvement in Syria The Jerusalem PostMay 29, 2015
How Obama Lost Ramadi PJ MediaMay 18, 2015
A Tremor in Iranian Kurdistan The Jerusalem PostMay 14, 2015
Assad Not Finished Yet The Jerusalem PostMay 2, 2015
Islamic State Comes to Damascus The Jerusalem PostApril 18, 2015
The Mideast Battle Lines Are Drawn The Jerusalem ReportApril 16, 2015
Losing Ground in Iraq, ISIS Pushes Farther into Syria PJ MediaApril 9, 2015
The Middle East: In the Shadow of the Gunmen PJ MediaApril 4, 2015
A New Chapter in the Sunni-Shiite War The Jerusalem PostApril 4, 2015
The Kobani Precedent The Jerusalem ReportMarch 25, 2015
Heartbreaking Times for Syrian Kurdish Refugees The Jerusalem PostMarch 7, 2015
Four Rival Factions Pick Over Syria's Bones PJ MediaMarch 5, 2015
Iran's Second Front Against Israel PJ MediaFebruary 26, 2015
The Iran Axis Strikes Back in Golan Region The Jerusalem PostFebruary 14, 2015
Islamic State Defeat in Kobani Will Be Hard to Replicate The Jerusalem PostJanuary 29, 2015
The Other Side of Autocracy: State Collapse in Yemen PJ MediaJanuary 22, 2015
Game Not Over: Israel's Quneitra Attack in Context The Jerusalem PostJanuary 22, 2015
In Israel, Jewish Victims of Paris Terror Attack Find Peace The Weekly StandardJanuary 13, 2015
Reflections on the Murders in Paris PJ MediaJanuary 12, 2015
Qatar Seeks Reconciliation with Saudi-Egypt Axis The Jerusalem PostJanuary 11, 2015
Battle Lines Emerge in Israel's Election Campaign PJ MediaDecember 26, 2014
Islamic State Fighters are Moving Ever Closer Towards Israel The Jerusalem PostDecember 26, 2014
Iran and the Shia Militias Advance in Iraq The TowerDecember 2014
Sunni Political Islam: Engine of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict PJ MediaNovember 22, 2014
Fear and Loathing in Jerusalem New York Daily NewsNovember 13, 2014
A Sunni Hezbollah? The Jerusalem PostNovember 9, 2014
Iran-Backed Shia Rebels Push Forward in Yemen PJ MediaNovember 5, 2014
The Jihadi Connection between Sinai, Gaza and Islamic State The Jerusalem PostNovember 1, 2014
The Shia-Sunni war Reaches Lebanon The Jerusalem PostOctober 17, 2014
Did ISIS Use Chemical Weapons Against the Kurds in Kobani? Middle East Review of International AffairsOctober 12, 2014
ISIS: Can the West Win Without a Ground Game? The TowerOctober 2014
Western Fear of Angering Turkey Leaves Besieged Kurdish Town at Mercy of Islamic State The Jerusalem PostOctober 7, 2014
The Defense of Kobani The Jerusalem PostSeptember 27, 2014
The Guns of August The Jerusalem ReportSeptember 17, 2014
At the Kurdistan Front The Weekly StandardSeptember 12, 2014
Despite Setbacks, Islamic State Faces no Danger to its Existence The Jerusalem PostSeptember 4, 2014
The IS-Kurdish War The National PostAugust 30, 2014
Netanyahu's 'Long War' Doctrine PJ MediaAugust 5, 2014
Under Gaza's Shadow, Islamic State Advances The Jerusalem PostAugust 1, 2014
Desperately Seeking Relevance The Jerusalem PostJuly 24, 2014
The Fire This Time New York Daily NewsJuly 10, 2014
Fractured States The Jerusalem PostJuly 4, 2014
Kurdish Advances The Jerusalem PostJune 21, 2014
Second Front Opens in the Sunni-Shia War PJ MediaJune 15, 2014
An 'Islamic State' Is Born The Jerusalem PostJune 12, 2014
Disaster in the Levant: the Syrian Civil War in its Fourth Year FathomJune 2, 2014
A Most Discreet Israeli Intervention in Syria The Jerusalem PostMay 29, 2014
Syria's ISIS Crucifying Opponents, Justifying Horror with Quran Passages PJ MediaMay 27, 2014
Wars Within Wars The Weekly StandardMay 26, 2014
Saudi Shuffle The Jerusalem PostMay 22, 2014
Islamic extremists fighting brutal war against Kurds in Syria The National PostMay 11, 2014
Palestinian Magical Thinking PJ MediaMay 7, 2014
Waging 'war by other means' The Jerusalem PostMay 1, 2014
Assad's Boasts The Jerusalem PostApril 10, 2014
The Peace Process is Dead. Let it lay in Peace PJ MediaApril 8, 2014
War Across the Borders PJ MediaMarch 28, 2014
Israel-Syria border escalation The Jerusalem PostMarch 21, 2014
With Iraq on the Brink, a New Sunni Insurgency Emerges PJ MediaMarch 20, 2014
Shifting Mideast Sands Reveal New Alliances PJ MediaMarch 14, 2014
Not quiet on the Northern Front New York Daily NewsMarch 11, 2014
Kurdistan Emerges The Jerusalem PostMarch 8, 2014
The End of the 'Wrong Side of History' PJ MediaMarch 5, 2014
Holding back al-Qaeda The Jerusalem PostFebruary 23, 2014
Salafi insurgency fermenting in northern Sinai The Jerusalem PostFebruary 14, 2014
Do 'Syria,' 'Iraq' and 'Lebanon' Still Exist? The TowerFebruary 2014
The Syrian peace process: An exercise in futility The Jerusalem PostJanuary 24, 2014
Confidence Game: Losing American Support, the Gulf States Scramble The TowerJanuary 2014
Is the US changing sides in the regional conflict between Iran and its enemies? The Jerusalem PostNovember 30, 2013
U.S. Blindspot Shows on the Iran Nuclear Deal Tablet MagazineNovember 25, 2013
Fear and loathing in Riyadh The Jerusalem PostNovember 16, 2013
With Help From Tehran and Moscow, and Inaction by the U.S., Assad Is Poised To Stay Tablet MagazineNovember 13, 2013
After the Pax Americana PJ MediaNovember 9, 2013
Kurds defending autonomous 'Rojava' enclave in Syria The Jerusalem PostNovember 8, 2013
Assad's North Korean Connection The Jerusalem PostNovember 1, 2013
Sisi to Egyptian Islamists: surrender or die The Jerusalem PostOctober 26, 2013
Quietly, Israel and the Gulf States Draw Closer Together PJ MediaOctober 24, 2013
Despite Nobel Prize, Full Removal of Syria's Chemical Weapons Unlikely PJ MediaOctober 16, 2013
How UNRWA creates dependency Washington TimesDecember 3, 2007
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Target Tehran: How Israel is using Sabotage, Cyberwarfare, Assassination–and Secret Diplomacy–to Stop a Nuclear Iran and Create a New Middle East Middle East QuarterlySpring 2024
The Age of Political Jihadism: A Study of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2023
The Star and the Scepter: A Diplomatic History of Israel Middle East QuarterlySpring 2021
Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family's Lust for Power Destroyed Syria Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2021
Accountability in Syria: Achieving Transitional Justice in a Postconflict Society Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2021
Shadow Strike: Inside Israel's Secret Mission to Eliminate Syrian Nuclear Power Middle East QuarterlySummer 2020
They Will Have to Die Now: Mosul and the Fall of the Caliphate Middle East QuarterlySpring 2020
Road Warriors: Foreign Fighters in the Armies of Jihad Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2020
ISIS: A History Middle East QuarterlySummer 2017
Revolt in Syria: Eyewitness to the Uprising, 2nd ed. Middle East QuarterlyFall 2016
Transition towards Revolution and Reform: The Arab Spring Realised? Middle East QuarterlySummer 2015
The Question of Zion Middle East QuarterlyWinter 2007
Audio, Video and Transcripts
Title Publication Date
War Against ISIS and the Future of Syria: A Conversation with Sinam Mohamad Transformations 2023May 16, 2023
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