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avatar Matthew RJ Brodsky
Matthew RJ Brodsky is a Middle East expert and Senior Analyst at Wikistrat. Previously, he was the Director of Policy for the Washington, DC-based think tank, the Jewish Policy Center (JPC) and the Editor of the JPC's journal, inFOCUS Quarterly. Before joining the JPC, Mr. Brodsky was a Legacy Heritage Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC). He has briefed and advised members of Congress, the Department of State, the Department of Defense, Special Operations Command, and the National Security Council. Mr. Brodsky has published numerous scholarly journal articles, international and national newspaper editorials, and magazine features, and wrote the chapter on Syria in the AFPC's World Almanac of Islamism. He also has been interviewed as a Middle East subject expert in newspapers internationally, on television news outlets, and nationally syndicated radio shows. A specialist in Middle East affairs and Arab politics, he graduated with magna cum laude honors with a Master of Arts degree in Middle East History from Tel Aviv University.

ARTICLES BY: Matthew RJ Brodsky


March 29, 2017 6:45 am
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Will America’s Inaction in Syria Help Lead to an Israeli-Hezbollah War?

Are Israel and Hezbollah headed for war? That's the question that many analysts are grappling with in the wake of recent escalations, including an Israeli strike inside Syria...

February 15, 2017 7:53 am
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Making the Most of the Bad Nuclear Deal

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with US President Donald Trump today, they will already share a major point of agreement: that the nuclear deal...

May 9, 2013 11:29 am
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Israel’s Game-Changer with Hezbollah

The international media have focused on the recent Israeli airstrikes in Syria and what it means to the region. What and whom did Israel...

May 5, 2013 3:37 am
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Never Mind that Red Line in Syria

At first blush, it appeared that the Obama administration finally agreed with the intelligence assessments of its allies—Britain, France, and Israel—namely, that the...

April 30, 2013 1:11 am
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The Cost of Inaction in Syria

Pressure is mounting on the Obama Administration to respond more decisively to the situation in Syria after the White House conceded that it believes the...

April 16, 2013 2:14 am
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An Interview with Ambassador Michael Oren: The Enduring Israeli-U.S. Partnership (INTERVIEW)

On February 21, inFOCUS editor Matthew RJ Brodsky interviewed Ambassador Michael Oren. Born and raised in New Jersey before attending Princeton and...

January 31, 2013 1:22 am
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Opinion: Israeli Elections and the Peace Process

In the run up to the Israeli elections, the great fear discussed by pundits the world over was that Israelis would take a drastic...

January 25, 2013 1:02 am
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Opinion: Inside the Israeli Elections

Leave it to the Israeli electorate to produce such a complicated election result that confounded most analysts' projections. In general, the election was...

November 11, 2012 6:07 pm
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U.S. at a Crossroads: The Jewish Policy Center With Senator Joseph Lieberman (INTERVIEW)

On September 13, The Jewish Policy Center's inFOCUS magazine editor Matthew RJ Brodsky interviewed Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut. Over the course of his four...

October 23, 2012 9:43 pm
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America’s Credibility Problem with Iran

In recent weeks, Iran has been ratcheting up pressure on the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), accusing its inspectors of spying and sabotage, and threatening...

October 15, 2012 7:37 pm
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Comparing President Obama and Mitt Romney on Iran

Republican hopeful Governor Mitt Romney laid out his vision for American foreign policy in his October 2012 address entitled, "The Mantle of Leadership," and it...

June 20, 2012 7:00 am
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Assessing the Syrian Uprising (VIDEO)

What is really going in the Syrian uprising? Is it al-Qaeda and foreign fighters versus the al-Asad regime? What is the Free Syrian Army?...

April 4, 2012 4:18 pm
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The ‘Desert Rose’ Who’s Standing by her Murderous Husband

From "A Rose in the Desert" to the target of European Union sanctions, what a difference a year has made for Asma Assad, the...

March 9, 2012 12:51 pm
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Keeping U.S. and Israeli Red Lines Pink on Iran

Iran's steady march towards building a nuclear weapon dominated the 2012 American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) policy convention in Washington, DC. It also was...

Culture

Australian Rock Star Nick Cave to Boycotters: ‘I Love Israel’

JNS.org – Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following...

A Contemporary Renaissance for Jewish Art

Every year, the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem hosts an open house, where the entire building is...

Miss Israel, Miss Iraq Find ‘Peace and Love’ Amid Mideast Tensions

JNS.org – In a rare sign of Middle East solidarity, Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman and...

Features

NATO States and Israel Share Urban Warfare Insights

JNS.org - Representatives from 12 NATO countries recently visited Israel to take part in a first-of-its-kind conference on the challenges...

Syrian Women Seeking Medical Aid ‘Love’ Israel, See Its ‘True Face’

JNS.org - Unprecedented video footage broadcast on Israeli television on Sunday showed Syrian women and children...

Former Israeli General and Ex-State Department Official Clash Over Peace Obstacles

JNS.org - A former Israeli general and an ex-State Department official presented sharply differing views...

World

Chabad Centers to Open in Uganda, Laos, Montenegro

JNS.org – The Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement on Sunday announced that it will open three new centers -- in Uganda, Montenegro and Laos. The announcement was made at the annual International Conference of...

Israel

Israeli Minister Looks to Disqualify Pro-BDS Groups From National Service P...

JNS.org – Israeli Strategic Affairs and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan on Monday sent a letter to Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel,...

Middle East

Lebanon’s Army Chief Warns of ‘Israeli Threat,’ Urges Readine...

JNS.org – Lebanon’s army chief on Tuesday warned of an “Israeli threat” and urged his soldiers to be ready for a...

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