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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Iranian armed forces members march during the ceremony of the National Army Day parade in Tehran, Ir

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12/15/2019
Syrian President Bashar al Assad visits Syrian army troops in war-torn northwestern Idlib province,

Could Syria become Iran’s 'Vietnam'?

12/15/2019

From Manama to Doha: The confabs that define the Gulf and world

12/15/2019
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, May 14, 2019

Disgust, outrage and anger over Newsweek’s Iran cover

12/15/2019

Pompeo warns Iran after proxy attacks in Iraq

12/13/2019
Syrian President Bashar al Assad visits Syrian army troops in war-torn northwestern Idlib province,

Syrian regime pushed Idlib offensive under cover of other crises

12/13/2019

US is worried about an Iranian attack in Iraq

12/13/2019

Iran’s Imam Ali base is key to its nexus of influence over Iraq and Syria

12/12/2019

Turkey’s leadership thrives on threats and crises - analysis

12/11/2019

Iran is building tunnels in Syria near Iraq border for weapons

12/10/2019

Turkey’s next military target: Libya

12/11/2019
Qatar

Gulf summit could chart new direction amid Qatar crisis

12/10/2019

Russians near Raqqa two years after US helped take city from ISIS

12/09/2019
TURKISH PRESIDENT Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Erdogan bashes Israel, calls on Muslims to unite against the West

12/09/2019

Are social media companies inadvertently hiding info on Florida terrorist?

12/09/2019
A Sukhoi SU-35 fighter aircraft performs during the "Aviadarts" military aviation competition

Russian Su-35 jets scrambled to stop Israel over Syria - reports

12/09/2019

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