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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A SYRIAN woman from the Golan Heights village of Ain al-Tinaeh holds a poster of deceased Syrian pre

Syrian currency collapse throws country into uncertainty

An Iraqi Shi'ite fighter holds a picture of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Pro-Iran militias position themselves for US-Iraq talks


Kurdish woman reportedly murdered in Turkish-occupied Afrin

An Iranian carries the Iranian and Hezbollah flags during the commemoration of the 41st anniversary

Iran prepares to confront Israel in Syria via Hezbollah - report


Has Black Lives Matter alienated pro-Israel voices?


Could Trump benefit from mass US protests?

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

Inside Iran's massive drone army


The mystery of how Turkey helped a rabble turnaround Libya’s civil war


Why US commentators blame small white fringe groups for US protests


The NYT Cotton op-ed controversy from an op-ed editor’s lens


Did Iran’s IRGC commander Ghaani go to Baghdad to oust US forces?


Why do Russia’s patrols in Syria keep running into trouble?

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani

Trade with Iran: Turkey opens border, Iraq buys electricity

U.S. President Donald Trump and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey tries to exploit US protests for political gain - analysis


Is Tunisia on the brink of a crisis?

Members of Libya's internationally recognised government flash victory signs after taking control of

Libya in spotlight as Russia and Turkey haggle – analysis


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