Writings by Seth Frantzman

Articles by MEF Staff and Fellows
Title Publication Date
In Meetings in Turkey, Iran Vows to Get Around U.S. Sanctions The Jerusalem Post April 18, 2019
Egypt Looks to Libya Conflict for Regional Role The Jerusalem Post April 17, 2019
Israel's Election Results Show Broad Consensus on Diplomacy and Defense The Jerusalem Post April 16, 2019
Protecting Ilhan: Controversy Leads to Concerns of Violence Against Omar The Jerusalem Post April 15, 2019
The Antisemitic Tweets of Murdered Saudi Writer Jamal Khashoggi The Jerusalem Post April 14, 2019
Russia and Turkey Are Now Deeply Entwined on Trade and Defense The Jerusalem Post April 11, 2019
Sudan Crisis Impacts Whole Middle East The Jerusalem Post April 11, 2019
Druze, Christians and Muslims: Major Differences in Minority Communities The Jerusalem Post April 10, 2019
Iran Tries to Make IRGC Terrorist Designation About Israel The Jerusalem Post April 9, 2019
I've Read Every Israeli Election Polls Since January. So What? The Jerusalem Post April 8, 2019
Oman: We Support Establishment of Palestinian State The Jerusalem Post April 7, 2019
Washington is Still Thinking About a New Border Force in Syria The Jerusalem Post April 7, 2019
Libya's Haftar on Extraordinary March in Embattled Country The Jerusalem Post April 5, 2019
Jordan's Crucible The Jerusalem Post April 4, 2019
Coalition Focuses on 'Enduring Defeat' of ISIS in Syria, Iraq The Jerusalem Post April 2, 2019
The 'Existing is Resisting' Gaza Protest is Working The Jerusalem Post March 31, 2019
Iran Wants America Out of Iraq - Will it Succeed? The Hill March 29, 2019
Egypt's Key Role in a Year of Gaza Ceasefires The Jerusalem Post March 28, 2019
Iran Is Making a Play to Outmaneuver the United States in Iraq The National Interest March 27, 2019
Is Iran's Foreign Minister Taking Over the 'Iraq File'? The Jerusalem Post March 27, 2019
Gulf Countries Issue Tepid Criticism of U.S. Over Golan Recognition The Jerusalem Post March 26, 2019
Middle East Watching How Israel Handles Gaza The Jerusalem Post March 26, 2019
Syrians are Practicing with the S-300, Will They Ever Use It? The Jerusalem Post March 25, 2019
Ferry Tragedy and Corruption in Mosul Affect All Iraq The Jerusalem Post March 25, 2019
Massive Floods in Northern Iran Force Military Response The Jerusalem Post March 25, 2019
Iraq-Syria-Iran Hold 'Tripartite' Meeting Against U.S. in Syria The Jerusalem Post March 19, 2019
Don't Mention It - New Zealand's Orwellian Approach to Terror The Jerusalem Post March 19, 2019
From Toulouse to New Zealand: Thoughts on the New Zealand Terror Attack The Jerusalem Post March 16, 2019
Why Didn't Algeria Light a New Fuse By Now? The Jerusalem Post March 15, 2019
Iran's 'Road to the Sea' Exposed on Golan The Jerusalem Post March 13, 2019
The Medics Who Treated 4,000 People on the Last ISIS Stronghold The Jerusalem Post March 12, 2019
Colonial Origins of Sympathy for 'ISIS Brides' The Jerusalem Post March 12, 2019
Iranian President in Baghdad for His Own 'Deal of the Century' The Jerusalem Post March 11, 2019
How the Ilhan Omar Antisemitism Resolution Backfired The Jerusalem Post March 10, 2019
Iraq's Difficult Road Ahead on Display at Suli Forum in Kurdish Region The Jerusalem Post March 9, 2019
Yazidi and Shi'ite Children Celebrate Freedom from ISIS The Jerusalem Post March 7, 2019
Growing Anti-Jewish Rhetoric in the U.S. The Jerusalem Post March 6, 2019
Iranian Media: Code Pink Defends Iran's Right to Missiles, Slams Israel The Jerusalem Post March 5, 2019
Yazidis Rescued From ISIS Face Bleak Future Upon Return to Iraq The Jerusalem Post March 4, 2019
Iran and Turkey Media Push Conspiracy Theories About U.S., ISIS The Jerusalem Post March 4, 2019
If India and Pakistan Go to War, Israeli Weapons Could Be Decisive The Jerusalem Post March 4, 2019
Ilhan Omar's Offensive Comments About U.S. Jews Extend Disturbing Pattern The Jerusalem Post March 2, 2019
Will Washington's Syria Policy Fail? The National Interest February 28, 2019
Mystery Surrounds Mohammad Javad Zarif's 'Resignation' The Jerusalem Post February 27, 2019
Iran Hosts Syria's Assad in Tehran, Slams American "Plots" The Jerusalem Post February 25, 2019
Understanding the U.S. Flip-Flop on Syria The Jerusalem Post February 25, 2019
The Failures of the War on ISIS The Jerusalem Post February 24, 2019
Iran Fights to Get Around US Sanctions in Iraq, Turkey, Russia and Syria The Jerusalem Post February 24, 2019
Survivors of ISIS Genocide Have Nothing, Four Years Later The Jerusalem Post February 20, 2019
Outrage in Syria, Iraq as ISIS Members Treated as Celebrities in West The Jerusalem Post February 19, 2019
Trump Demands Europe Take Back Its ISIS Members The Jerusalem Post February 17, 2019
Turkey Promises to Buy S-400, Despite Potential U.S. Defense System Deal The Jerusalem Post February 17, 2019
Turkey, Russia, Iran Increasingly Challenge U.S. During Syria Discussions The Jerusalem Post February 16, 2019
Iran and India Slam Pakistan for 'Sheltering Terrorists' The Jerusalem Post February 16, 2019
Will European Countries Take Back Hundreds of Their ISIS-Member Citizens The Jerusalem Post February 14, 2019
Kurds in Northern Iraq Want U.S. to Stay in Region The Jerusalem Post February 14, 2019
Arab Armies Under the Microscope The Jerusalem Post February 13, 2019
From Venezuela to China, Turkey Seeks Broader Global Role The Jerusalem Post February 11, 2019
The Middle East's Tectonic Shifts The Jerusalem Post February 8, 2019
What Happens After U.S. Withdrawal from Syria The Jerusalem Post February 7, 2019
Chronicler of Iraq's Jewish History Murdered in Karbala The Jerusalem Post February 4, 2019
Israel's Uphill Battle with Iran in Syria National Interest February 3, 2019
Iranian-Backed Militias Threaten U.S. Forces in Iraq The Jerusalem Post February 3, 2019
U.S. Syria Policy: Get Others to Pick up the Slack The Jerusalem Post January 31, 2019
Kurdistan Region of Iraq Caught Between Turkey-PKK Conflict The Jerusalem Post January 28, 2019
Qatar Brokers U.S. - Taliban Talks as Washington Seeks Way Out of Afghan War The Jerusalem Post January 27, 2019
How Many Iranians Have Been Killed in Airstrikes in Syria? The Jerusalem Post January 24, 2019
Turkey and U.S. Can't Agree on What 'Safe Zone' in Syria Means The Jerusalem Post January 22, 2019
Why Hasn't Syria Used the S-300? The Jerusalem Post January 21, 2019
How 'Defeated' ISIS Attacked American Soldiers Again The Jerusalem Post January 21, 2019
Israeli Strikes in Syria Reveal New Battlefield for Post-Civil War Era The Jerusalem Post January 21, 2019
From Nairobi to Manbij: Terror Attacks Loom Large The Jerusalem Post January 17, 2019
Turkey Says It Will Create Syria Buffer Zone After Trump Call The Jerusalem Post January 15, 2019
The Breakdown of U.S. Syria Policy The National Interest January 6, 2019
A Lesson from Syria: US Military, Political Goals Must Align The Hill January 4, 2019
How Afrin Overshadows Eastern Syria The Jerusalem Post January 3, 2019
Is Iran's Influence in Iraq Growing, or Has It Reached a Plateau? The Jerusalem Post January 2, 2019
Mystery Surrounds Trump's New 'Slow Withdrawal' The Jerusalem Post January 1, 2019
Why Eastern Syria Matters to Everyone in the Middle East The Jerusalem Post December 31, 2018
Syrian Regime, Turkey, Maneuver to Take Key Syrian City as U.S. Withdraws Jerusalem Post December 29, 2018
Trump's Rubicon moment in Iraq: Praising America's 'warriors,' ending wars The Jerusalem Post December 27, 2018
A Year of Tyranny and Murder The Jerusalem Post December 27, 2018
Analysis: Airstrike in Damascus an Embarrassment for Syrian Regime at Crucial Time The Jerusalem Post December 26, 2018
Syrian Air Defense Missiles: Everything you need to know The Jerusalem Post December 26, 2018
How Turkey, Iran and Russia Will Try to Agree on Eastern Syria The Jerusalem Post December 25, 2018
Biased World? Turks Operating in Syria Judged Differently Than Israel The Jerusalem Post December 23, 2018
With U.S. Policy on Syria in Turmoil, Will ISIS Win? The Jerusalem Post December 23, 2018
U.S. Syria Withdrawal 'betrays' legacy of volunteers who died fighting The Jerusalem Post December 23, 2018
How Russia Defeated America in Syria The Jerusalem Post December 20, 2018
Rojava Peshmerga - The Group May be the US's Ticket Out of Syria Crisis The Jerusalem Post December 18, 2018
Qatar's Doha Forum Gives Iran a Platform in Post-ISIS Middle East The Jerusalem Post December 18, 2018
How Did Israel's Enemies Become Experts in Tunnel Warfare? December 18, 2018
What's Behind Sudanese Presidential Al-Bashar Going to Meet Syria's Assad The Jerusalem Post December 17, 2018
Anatomy of Palestinian Riots and How Israel Works to Prevent Violence The Jerusalem Post December 16, 2018
Is The Khashoggi Affair Spotlighting Israel? The Jerusalem Post December 13, 2018
Gun Attacks in West Bank Bring Back Memories of Worse to Come The Jerusalem Post December 13, 2018
U.S. Reaches Out to Turkey to Discuss Eastern Syria The Jerusalem Post December 12, 2018
Strasbourg Attack Fits Previous Model of Criminal-Terror Nexus in Europe The Jerusalem Post December 12, 2018
Iraqis Celebrate One Year Since Victory Over ISIS The Jerusalem Post December 11, 2018
The Racial Politics of Antisemitism and Islamophobia The Jerusalem Post December 10, 2018
How Iran Turned A 'Counterterror' Meeting Into a Push For New Global Order The Jerusalem Post December 9, 2018
U.N.'s Failure to Condemn Hamas Shows U.S., Israel Have Work Ahead The Jerusalem Post December 7, 2018
A New Phase in Israel-Gulf Relations The Jerusalem Post November 26, 2018
Israel and the Yazidis The Jerusalem Post November 26, 2018
Syria, Gaza, Afghanistan: The endless wars The Hill November 20, 2018
How Hamas Brought Israel to the Brink of Election Chaos The National Interest November 16, 2018
Trump's Pick for Saudi Ambassador is Expert on Hezbollah and Iran The Jerusalem Post November 15, 2018
Iran Plot Fallout: Danish Anger Could Divide EU on Iran Sanctions Jerusalem Post November 1, 2018
ISIS Counterattacks in Syria Threaten Iraq and US Partners Jerusalem Post October 30, 2018
Before Pittsburgh: The Nine Worst Global Attacks on Jewish Sites Jerusalem Post October 29, 2018
Oman Visit Only Latest Point of Support for Israel Jerusalem Post October 28, 2018
The IDF's Bardelas Battalion and Their Passion to Protect Jerusalem Post October 27, 2018
Iran's Dangerous Game in Gaza Jerusalem Post October 27, 2018
Is Israel's Position in Region as Secure as It Looks? Jerusalem Post October 22, 2018
Report: Iran Sent Advanced Technology to Improve Hezbollah Rockets Jerusalem Post October 20, 2018
Life in Gaza: Stores Full, Pockets Empty Jerusalem Post October 18, 2018
Major Escalation as Gaza Calculates Conflict with Israel Jerusalem Post October 17, 2018
A Missing Journalist Has Created a Window of Opportunity National Interest October 15, 2018
Detained U.S. Pastor Wins Day in Court in Turkey Jerusalem Post October 12, 2018
Middle East Divided on Nikki Haley's Legacy Jerusalem Post October 10, 2018
'Curse the Jews,' Yemen's Houthi Rebel Slogan Handed out at University Jerusalem Post October 10, 2018
Nobel Peace Prize Shines Light on Foible amid Plaudits Jerusalem Post October 7, 2018
Too Many Agendas in Gaza Preventing Quiet Jerusalem Post October 6, 2018
Iraq Has A New Government. Now What? Jerusalem Post October 4, 2018
Kurdistan Region in Iraq Goes to Polls a Year after Independence Vote Jerusalem Post October 2, 2018
Iran Strike's Message to Region: "Borders Don't Matter" Jerusalem Post October 1, 2018
Iraqi Women That Defy Islamic Conservatives Keep Getting Murdered Jerusalem Post September 30, 2018
Mr. Kurd: Trump's Kurdish Comments Greeted with Pride Jerusalem Post September 28, 2018
Iran's Twitter Offensive and the UNGA Jerusalem Post September 27, 2018
Turkey-Russia Idlib Agreement: A Lesson for the US The Hill September 26, 2018
Iran Lashes out in Aftermath of Ahvaz Jerusalem Post September 23, 2018
Iran Regime Fears Foreign Support for Minority Groups after Attack Jerusalem Post September 22, 2018
A Year after Referendum, Kurds in Iraq Face Iran and Us Powerbrokers Jerusalem Post September 21, 2018
Interview in Syria: Idlib after the Agreement Middle East Center for Analysis and Reporting September 20, 2018
Russia-Turkey Agreement to Prevent Syrian Invasion of Idlib, for Now Jerusalem Post September 20, 2018
PA Expels 20 Families from Clan in Yatta after Deadly Gun Battle September 18, 2018
What Does Russia's Condemnation of the Syria Strike Mean for Israel? Jerusalem Post September 18, 2018
British Anti-ISIS fighter Sentenced in Turkey for "Terrorism" Jerusalem Post September 17, 2018
How the U.S. Could Lose Iraq to Creeping Iranian Influence Jerusalem Post September 14, 2018
25 Years Later: the Poisoned Chalice of the Oslo Accords Jerusalem Post September 13, 2018
US to Hold Tehran Responsible for "Proxy" Attacks in Iraq Jerusalem Post September 12, 2018
Iran's Attack on Kurds Is a Message to Washington, Riyadh and Jerusalem Jerusalem Post September 9, 2018
Trump's UNRWA Funding Cut Could End the Oslo Accords The Hill September 8, 2018
Iranian Artillery Targets Kurdish Groups in Iraq Jerusalem Post September 8, 2018
The Trump Doctrine and the End of the 'New World Order' Jerusalem Post September 7, 2018
After Years of Abuses, Qatar Alters Asylum and Migrant Laws September 6, 2018
Ungovernable Iraq: Baghdad Can't Form a Government Months after Election Jerusalem Post September 5, 2018
This Is How America Will Revise Its Approach to Iran The National Interest September 3, 2018
Qatar, the 'Israel Lobby,' and the Secret List of 250 with Influence Jerusalem Post September 3, 2018
Iran's Power Play Shows Depth of Missile Threat Jerusalem Post September 2, 2018
Netanyahu is Tragically Right – the World Fails to Protect the Weak Jerusalem Post September 2, 2018
Moscow Faces Challenges Brokering Battle Talks with Turkey in Syria Jerusalem Post September 1, 2018
Is Washington Scrambling To Prevent Iran-Backed Parties From Forming Iraq's New Government? Tzarizm September 1, 2018
Yazidi Genocide Survivors Say ISIS Supporters Returning to Northern Iraq Jerusalem Post August 30, 2018
Lebanese Report: Syrian Officials Met with U.S. in June Jerusalem Post August 28, 2018
Kurds Who Fought ISIS Now Hunted by Iran's Regime Jerusalem Post August 28, 2018
'False Flags': War of Words over 'Chemical Weapon Attack' in Idlib Jerusalem Post August 27, 2018
Syrian Regime Cracks down on Former Rebel Areas near Golan Jerusalem Post August 26, 2018
Abadi Tries to Strong-Arm the PMU, but Why the Sudden Janus-Face? Tzarim August 25, 2018
Where Is the US-Turkey Crisis Headed? Jerusalem Post August 24, 2018
A Unique Regional Opportunity to Confront Iran on Various Fronts Jerusalem Post August 21, 2018
Qatar Seeks Role in Negotiations Between Israel and Hamas Jerusalem Post August 20, 2018
Can Pompeo's Iran Action Group Deliver What Trump Promised? Jerusalem Post August 18, 2018
After ISIS: How They Won Even Though They Were Defeated Jerusalem Post August 15, 2018
US Defense Bill Could Force Al Jazeera to Register as Foreign Agent Jerusalem Post August 15, 2018
Congress's NDAA Gave Trump a Green Light to Confront Iran Jerusalem Post August 14, 2018
Assad Launches Idlib Offensive Against Rebels Jerusalem Post August 12, 2018
Three Kurdish Groups in Iran Are Now Fighting the IRGC Jerusalem Post August 12, 2018
To the Brink of War: How Hamas and Israel Got Here Jerusalem Post August 9, 2018
Saudi Arabia and Canada: Why Is the Kingdom Losing Support in the West? Jerusalem Post August 6, 2018
The Druze, the Balance, and Israel's Unbalanced Right Jerusalem Post August 5, 2018
Operation Roundup: The Final Battle with ISIS Enters Last Phase in Syria Jerusalem Post August 4, 2018
Syrian Activists: 'Ahed Tamimi Lucky Not to Be Imprisoned by Assad Regime' Jerusalem Post July 31, 2018
Whitewashing Far-Right Parties in the Middle East Jerusalem Post July 30, 2018
David's Sling and the Regime's New Normal Jerusalem Post July 23, 2018
What, If Anything, Did Trump and Putin Agree on in Helsinki? Jerusalem Post July 17, 2018
Refugees and the Iranian Threat: Crisis in the Golan Creates Instability Jerusalem Post July 14, 2018
After ISIS, Secrets of Jewish Mosul Emerge from the Rubble The Forward July 9, 2018
Syrian Peace Deal Won't Bring Peace for Israel Jerusalem Post July 7, 2018
Iranian Kurds Increase Campaign Against Tehran Jerusalem Post July 6, 2018
Can Lindsey Graham Save U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East? Jerusalem Post July 4, 2018
Tens of Thousands of Refugees Fleeing Southern Syria Offensive Jerusalem Post June 29, 2018
The Arab Spring Is Still Transforming The Middle East The Hill June 18, 2018
Eastern Christians Find Common Language On Israel Trip Jerusalem Post June 3, 2018
Iraq After The Chaos Of ISIS Jerusalem Post June 2, 2018
As Iran and Assad move in southern Syria, US and Russia must discuss response The Hill May 31, 2018
Six Sides to the Southern Syria Crisis Jerusalem Post May 29, 2018
Ongoing Protests in Iran: Wider Unrest? Jerusalem Post May 24, 2018
A Tour of Abu Dis: A Proposed Capital of a Future Palestinian State Jerusalem Post May 23, 2018
Five Takeaways From Pompeo's Iran Speech Jerusalem Post May 22, 2018
A symphony of destruction on the Golan Jerusalem Post May 19, 2018
What did the 'Great March of Return' Accomplish? Jerusalem Post May 17, 2018
Interview with an AKP Candidate Jerusalem Post May 16, 2018
Western celebrities, Israel and Inferiority Complexes Jerusalem Post May 16, 2018
Lebanon's Elections: Hezbollah Triumphant? The Jerusalem Post May 8, 2018
Russia In A Bind Amid Iran-Israeli Tensions Tsarizm May 7, 2018
Iran's Missile Threat To Israel Jerusalem Post May 7, 2018
The Unsung Heroes of the War Against ISIS in Syria Jerusalem Post May 2, 2018
Iran Wants To Retaliate Against Israel, But How? Jerusalem Post April 30, 2018
Who Was Behind The Massive Explosion In Syria? Jerusalem Post April 30, 2018
Who are Iran's 80,000 'Shi'ite' Fighters in Syria? Jerusalem Post April 28, 2018
Is Qatar Pushing Hamas Towards The "Deal Of The Century"? sethfrantzman.com April 25, 2018
The Looming Cloud of Conflict with Iran The Hill April 18, 2018
Syria: The Largest (and Most Important) Conflict of the 21st Century The National Interest April 16, 2018
Can Israel Thread The Diplomatic Needle On Syria? Jerusalem Post April 10, 2018
Danger Ahead if the U.S. Withdraws from Syria The Jerusalem Post April 2, 2018
Pompeo's challenge: After Tillerson, a consistent US policy in the Middle East The Hill March 16, 2018
How America reached a 'What do you expect us to do' foreign policy The Hill March 9, 2018