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).Follow Seth on Twitter at @sfrantzman

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

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10/29/2019

Unholy massacre of protesters in Iraq’s Karbala - Analysis

10/29/2019

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

10/28/2019

Eight takeaways from the Baghdadi raid

10/28/2019
US airstrikes in Syria

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

10/27/2019
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

10/27/2019

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

10/26/2019

Iraqis take to streets for ‘October 25’ mass protests

10/26/2019

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

10/25/2019
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

10/24/2019
YPG (Kurdish People's Protection Units) is written over a wall painting of ISIS flag inside a house,

U.S. needs SDF to keep guarding its ISIS prisoners

10/25/2019
Police stand guard during an anti-government protest in front of the Parliament in Tirana, Albania M

Iran’s long arm sought to kill dissidents in Albania

10/25/2019
Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Ras al Ain, as seen from the Turkish border town of Ceylanpinar,

Despite setback, Kurds appear ready for spotlight

10/25/2019
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about Turkey and Syria during a formal signing ceremony for the U

US ignores the refugees its Syria withdrawal created - Analysis

10/25/2019
A Turkish military helicopter flies over as Turkish and U.S. troops return from a joint U.S.-Turkey

Confusion, changing goals and arrogance led U.S. policy in Syria

10/24/2019
Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C

US Syria envoy Jeffrey: I was not consulted by Trump on withdrawal

10/24/2019

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