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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

New Musical in New York Recalls Masada

In the 1500s, the Spaniards invaded Puerto Rico, enslaving and slaughtering the native Taíno people -- some of whom chose to escape...

Radiohead Rocks Tel Aviv With Longest Performance in 11 Years, Defying BDS

JNS.org - Some 50,000 Israelis flocked to Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on Wednesday night...

Features

Canadian Islamist Groups Lose Charity Status Over Potential Militant Financing

Canadian authorities have stripped two former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America's Canada...

A Tale of Two Palestinian Worlds

JNS.org - For slightly more than a decade, the two main areas slated for a future Palestinian state -- the disputed territories in...

Israel

Three Israelis Stabbed to Death by Palestinian Terrorist During Shabbat Din...

Three Israelis were stabbed to death and another was seriously wounded on Friday night by a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist who...

Middle East

Erdogan Allies Attack Istanbul Synagogue, Warn of Further Violence Over Tem...

Activists from a Turkish fascist youth movement whose leader enjoys close relations with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked the...

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