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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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends India-Iran business forum in New Delhi, India,

Iran’s FM Zarif encourages 'resistance' to Israel in phone call to PIJ


Turkey tests S-400 radar, says it wants more locally-made weapons


Human Rights Watch head slammed for tweet on Iran’s attack on Saudi


France seeks to fill void in Middle East left by U.S. - analysis


Iraq, Turkey and Egypt crackdown on media

US Vice President Mike Pence gives a speech during the conference on peace and security

Mike Pence trip to Iraq total disaster, failed to meet officials - Iran

Demonstrators take part in a protest over corruption, lack of jobs, and poor services, in Iraq

Hacked Iraqi counter-terror account announces fake “coup”

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks to reporters at a news conference at the U.S. Embassy, Ankara

Pence in Kurdistan region and US base in Iraq for surprise visit


Could Ukraine’s role in impeachment scandal hit U.S.-Israel relations?


In conflict with UAE, Turkey offers reward for key Palestinian official

U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan hold a joint news conference

Sondland, Ukraine, Syria and the unmaking of U.S. foreign policy

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) celebrate the first anniversary of Raqqa province liberation from ISI

ISIS in Syria: US-led coalition keeps strong partnership with SDF

People stop their cars in a highway to show their protest for increased gas price in Tehran, Iran No

Iran’s crackdown plan: 113 hours without Internet

Netanyahu and Khamenei

113 hours without internet in Iran: The government’s crackdown plan

Smoke rises from the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province

Syria is the world’s black hole dumping ground of violent impunity

Qasem Soleimani, commander of IRGC Quds Force

Syria is an increasingly dangerous chessboard for Iran in the Middle East


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