Seth Frantzman

Seth J. Frantzman

Seth J. Frantzman is Oped Editor and Middle East affairs analyst at The Jerusalem Post. He has covered the war against Islamic State, three Gaza wars, the conflict in Ukraine, the refugee crises in Eastern Europe and also reported from Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Senegal, the UAE, Ukraine and Russia.

Born in Maine, he received his Ph.D from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2010. He previously served as a research associate at the Rubin Center for Research in International Affairs at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya and a lecturer in American Studies at Al-Quds University. Currently he is the Executive Director of The Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis and a Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum. Frantzman has conducted research and worked for the JDC, The Shalem Center, the Jerusalem Institute for Market Studies and as a Post-Doctoral at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was a Congressional intern for Congressman Jim Kolbe while studying at The University of Arizona.

A contributor to Defense News, The National Interest and the Digest of Middle East Studies. His current interests include regional security, Kurdish issues, refugees, the history of the Holy Land, the Beduin and land laws. As a features writer and commentator on current affairs and politics he attempts to provide new views on old canards, reflected in his column's name, Terra Incognita. He is the author of 'After ISIS: America, Iran and the Struggle for the Middle East' (Gefen Publishing 2019).

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Kurdish Troops in Syria

Lost: American foreign policy in the Trump era


Russia: S-400s to Serbia for drill and counter-terror in Africa


Protests in Iraq await ‘big Friday’ for change

Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah carry the party's flag in Beirut

Iran’s model: Smash the protests in Lebanon and Iraq - analysis

A MEMBER of ISIS waves the group’s flag in Raqqa recently

Europe still doing nothing to deal with its ISIS members in Syria


Syrian regime rushes to fill vacuum in eastern Syria

Iranian Alvand warship is pictured at a dock in the Syrian coastal city Latakia

Ahoy! Iran’s Alvand frigate sets sail for international waters


Unholy massacre of protesters in Iraq’s Karbala - Analysis


Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, rapist, led genocidal 'caliphate,' died in tunnel


Eight takeaways from the Baghdadi raid

US airstrikes in Syria

Overnight attack that killed Al-Baghdadi raises many questions - analysis

Demonstrators gather during a protest over corruption, lack of jobs, and poor services, in Baghdad

Iraq’s pro-Iranian politician Amiri blames U.S.-Israel for protests


How NATO empowered Turkey’s Arab proxies to commit human rights abuses


Iraqis take to streets for ‘October 25’ mass protests


Terra Incognita: Syria’s Kurds, Jewish suffering - history of powerless

AN ISIS fighter uses his phone to  lm a military parade in Syria’s northern Raqqa province in 2014

Turkey-backed jihadists in Syria call women 'whores,' execute prisoners


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