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: Amazing qualities of our new long-range ballistic missiles

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

How Iran’s Syria project ground to a halt over six months

People watch S-300 air defense missile systems launching missiles

Syria’s regime faces intrigue: Makhlouf and S-300s

A BURNED vehicle is seen during clashes between Iraqi security forces and ISIS in Mosul in 2014.

Iranian proxies in Iraq blame US for ISIS attacks

Iranians burn an effigy in the likeness of U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest marking the

Iran weighs holding its anti-Israel 'Quds Day' amid pandemic

A man stands in fron of closed Eyup Sultan Mosque during the first day of Ramadan and the second of

More than 320,000 coronavirus cases in Middle East

A BURNED vehicle is seen during clashes between Iraqi security forces and ISIS in Mosul in 2014.

ISIS is on track to double its attacks in Iraq and Syria

A vehicle with a sign drives by during a demonstration against the state's stay-at-home order to hel

American 'militia' members compared to 'vanilla ISIS' - analysis


Satellite photos show damage from airstrikes on Syria

UNIFIL PEACEKEEPERS deploy at the Lebanese-Israeli border in the southern Lebanese village of Kfar K

Hezbollah's new offensive - cutting holes in border fence raises tensions

Iraqi security forces gather in a street, during a curfew imposed to fight the coronavirus

A rift emerges among pro-Iranian militias in Iraq


Syrian former general slams Israel for 'repeated attacks'

An Iranian Shahed 171 drone dropping a bomb as part of a military exercise in the Gulf, in Iran

Iran army spokesman warns US in Persian Gulf

An Iranian Shahed 171 drone dropping a bomb as part of a military exercise in the Gulf, in Iran

Inside the Iranian IRGC’s secretive drone unit


Cheap oil is latest threat to Kurdish region

Shi'a Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) fighter looks inside an armored vehicle after liberating the

Iranian-backed militias playing key role in Anbar against ISIS


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