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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Revealing the Nazi massacre of black French soldiers

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu meets with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Istanbul

Turkey and Iran work together on Iraq and Libya, is Israel next?

A Jordanian Imam reads the Koran in an empty mosque during Ramadan as prayers by worshipers are susp

Why hasn’t Twitter flagged 'kuffar' as a term of abuse

Women mourn the death of a man who was killed in a Turkish airstrikes in Sheladize in the north of D

Turkey slammed for airstrike that killed three women in Syria


Pro-Iranian militia 'blesses' bombing of liquor stores in Baghdad - report

Iranian workers stand in front of Bushehr nuclear power plant, 1,200 km south of Tehran

Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant reconnected to grid

A display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen

Was Iran behind the Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia?

Iranian versions of the American RQ-170 drone which were used in a military exercise in the Gulf in

Iran maintains local arms industry despite embargo

A Ghadr 1 class Shahab 3 long range missile is prepared for launch during a test from an unknown loc

Drone and missile attack reported on Saudi Arabia

A missile from the S-300 anti-aircraft system during the International Army Games in Russia

Syrian air defense says it shot at drones near Jebleh


Israel-US defense tech cooperation may soon get a big congressional boost

Military units of the IRGC Ground Force are seen as they launched war games in the Gulf, December 22

Who is Iran’s Qalibaf and why does he matter?


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