Jonathan Schanzer
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Title Publication Date
The Hezbollah Time Bomb Is Ticking The Dispatch June 20, 2024
The Policies That Are Killing Israeli Soldiers Commentary June 1, 2024
Germany Stands by Israel Commentary April 8, 2024
Preventing a Ramadan Explosion in the Holy Land The Liberal Patriot February 28, 2024
The UN agency that's supposed to aid Palestinian refugees has only made things worse Boston Globe February 8, 2024
Biden needs to follow Trump's lead on Iran January 31, 2024
Sanction the Hamas nongovernmental organization in Turkey Washington Examiner January 23, 2024
Iran-backed narco-terrorists are making billions and widening the war in the Middle East NY Post January 23, 2024
Pakistan, a New War Front? Commentary January 18, 2024
The Terrorist-Aid Agency Commentary January 7, 2024
Stop With the Nice Words on Qatar Commentary December 3, 2023
Targeting Jihad Yaghmour and the Hamas operation in Turkey Washington Examiner November 14, 2023
United Nations' Bigotry Towards Israel House Foreign Affairs Committee November 8, 2023
Nasrallah's Big Speech Nasrallah's Big Speech Commentary November 1, 2023
How Biden Should Handle Missiles from Yemen Commentary October 31, 2023
Supporting Israel and Ukraine Against Terror Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe October 19, 2023
Hamas, Israel, and the Danger of Safe Havens Long War Journal October 19, 2023
Hamas's Enablers Should Take Gaza Refugees Wall Street Journal October 15, 2023
No Incentives for Terrorism: U.S. Implementation of the Taylor Force Act and Efforts to Stop 'Pay-For-Slay' House Foreign Affairs Committee September 27, 2023
Biden's Iran hostage deal imperils Israel and the rest of the world Washington Examiner September 14, 2023
Good Luck With That Grand Strategy The Dispatch September 5, 2023
U.S. emboldens Hezbollah at Israel's expense Washington Times August 9, 2023
China Tries to Flip an American Ally The Dispatch July 12, 2023
Jordan's Threat to the Middle Eastern Order The Dispatch April 21, 2023
Pray for Peace This Ramadan Newsweek March 21, 2023
Biden's State Department ignores Iranian death plots inside America New York Post March 8, 2023
A Time for American Stability—and Power The Dispatch February 27, 2023
What Would a Third Intifada Mean for Palestinians? Newsweek February 23, 2023
It's not just the EU that needs to scrutinize Qatar's influence campaigns Politico Europe December 19, 2022
Neither Here Nor There: Jordan and the Abraham Accords FDD Research Memo December 9, 2022
The Quiet War between Israel and Iran Middle East Quarterly December 2, 2022
What is missing from America's China policy? Skin in the Game Washington Examiner December 1, 2022
Israel must reclaim its Arab citizens Jerusalem Post November 18, 2022
Wary of China, Israel Toughens Screening of Foreign Investments FDD Policy Brief November 17, 2022
Lifting the arms embargo on Cyprus is a major opportunity to aid Ukraine Breaking Defense September 22, 2022
Are al Qaeda and Iran really at odds? Washington Times September 6, 2022
The Easy Way To Reset Saudi Ties: Sanction The Houthis Again 1945 August 20, 2022
Another Iran Deal? FDD Research Memo August 18, 2022
A victorious Taliban is inspiring a new generation of Islamic extremists New York Post August 16, 2022
What Qatar Owes Afghanistan's Refugees Wall Street Journal August 15, 2022
Rushdie attack reveals — again — true nature of Iranian regime The Hill August 13, 2022
What the U.S. Should Say About the Death of Shireen Abu Akleh Haaretz August 5, 2022
Biden blunders on refugees Washington Examiner July 22, 2022
Mideast trip shows Biden choosing pragmatism, rejecting 'Woke' policy i24 July 15, 2022
Reality Bites Biden Washington Examiner June 23, 2022
Jordan Has an Iran Problem. Can Israel and Saudi Arabia Unite to Combat It? The Dispatch May 27, 2022
Caught Between a Hammer and an Anvil Commentary Magazine May 2022
No one believes Biden has a red line in Ukraine after Obama's Syria debacle New York Post March 29, 2022
Biden throws Putin a nuclear lifeline Washington Examiner March 18, 2022
The Covert War Between Israel and Iran Rises to the Surface Mosaic March 17, 2022
Aligning U.S.-Israeli Cooperation on Technology Issues and China Center for a New American Security March 9, 2022
Anti-China for thee but not for we Washington Examiner February 24, 2022
Ben & Jerry's Ukraine Tweet Is Not Just About Russia National Interest February 22, 2022
Yemen's Houthis Belong on the Terror List Wall Street Journal January 25, 2022
Oman Must Isolate, Not Embrace, the Houthis The National Interest January 22, 2022
A Year of Unforced Errors for Biden in the Middle East The Dispatch January 21, 2022
How Israel Should Handle the US-China Rivalry Algemeiner January 18, 2022
Book Excerpt: Iran Nuclear Negotiations Loomed Over the May 2021 Gaza War All Israel News November 24, 2021
Book excerpt: 'Gaza Conflict 2021′ dives into 'war between wars' Military Times November 18, 2021
Book review: Gaza Conflict 2021, by Jonathan Schanzer ElderofZiyon November 15, 2021
A New Threat to Iron Dome The Dispatch November 10, 2021
American NGOs Rally Behind Groups Accused by Israel of Terrorism Newsweek November 4, 2021
Book Excerpt: How Biden Handled His Far-Left "Hamas Caucus" Problem Algemeiner October 27, 2021
What Is America's Role in the World? Washington Examiner October 1, 2021
The Bizarre Positive Biden Spin on Afghanistan Commentary Magazine October 2021
Forging the American-Israeli Alliance of the Future Newsweek September 3, 2021
Congress must fix UNRWA's Hamas problem Washington Examiner July 31, 2021
The War Between Wars Heats Up Commentary Magazine June 2021
The Truth About Hamas Washington Examiner May 21, 2021
Biden's overtures to Iran undercut US bid to end Hamas-Israel conflict New York Post May 14, 2021
Diplomatic Arson in the Middle East Commentary Magazine April 16, 2021
The Return of Palestinian Politics Foreign Policy April 9, 2021
Biden-Backed Anti-Terror Law Complicates US-Palestinian Ties The Hill April 6, 2021
Look Who's Embracing 'America First' Now Newsweek March 2, 2021
It's Time for Biden to Call Netanyahu The Dispatch February 16, 2021
The U.N. Refugee Agency With Few Actual Refugees Wall Street Journal February 4, 2021
Even Democrats agree with much of Trump's foreign policy legacy National Post January 25, 2021
The Biden Administration and Congress Should Support the Houthi Terror Designations FDD Insight January 19, 2021
The Powerful Implications of Israel's Successful Missile Defense Test Newsweek December 28, 2020
Biden Should Heed the Concern of Israel and Arab Nations Regarding Iran The Dispatch November 30, 2020
How Trump can expose biggest lie in Middle East: Palestinian 'refugee' myth New York Post November 24, 2020
How To Build Upon Recent Progress in the Middle East Newsweek November 17, 2020
Turkish bank rulings should be a wakeup call for global financial institutions Al-Arabiya November 8, 2020
How To Maintain Israel's Qualitative Military Edge Newsweek November 4, 2020
Celebrating a crucial milestone for the people of Sudan and for the United States The Washington Times October 28, 2020
Israel's next peace deal will be with Sudan New York Post September 23, 2020
The Biden Agenda: Why 'Outside-In' Diplomacy Could Be the Key to Middle East Peace The Dispatch September 9, 2020
The Dangerous Illusion of Restraining U.S. Power Foreign Policy August 20, 2020
Why we must steer clear of the Lebanon aid trap Fox News August 17, 2020
Palestinians part of intl. system despite rejecting every peace plan Jerusalem Post August 16, 2020
Lebanon Is Collapsing and Urgent Reform Is Desperately Needed Newsweek August 4, 2020
Why we should invite Hong Kong businesses to move to the United States The Washington Post July 23, 2020
Amazon Pays a Fine for Crimea Business, but Occupied-Territories Policy Remains Murky FDD Insight July 22, 2020
Countering China Is for the BIRDs Newsweek June 21, 2020
Don't Bail Out Tehran's Precision Guided Munitions Project Real Clear Defense May 15, 2020
How to Decouple Key Supply Chains From China Newsweek May 13, 2020
Pompeo to Israel: A Scene Setter FDD Insight May 11, 2020
The US dollar is still king during the coronavirus April 17, 2020
Countering a Corrupt China Commentary Magazine April 15, 2020
Don't Fall for Hezbollah's Coronavirus Con Washington Examiner March 27, 2020
Coronavirus crisis and its future influence on Israel-China-US relations Jerusalem Post March 20, 2020
The UN's Selective Outrage on Occupied Territories Real Clear World March 4, 2020
Ending Iran's Fictions Commentary February 1, 2020
Where the US-Iran shadow war goes from here Washington Examiner January 10, 2020
Israel and US will handle the Iranian challenge in their own ways Jerusalem Post January 10, 2020
The New Rocket Threat to Israel Commentary Magazine January 2020
Assessing Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense System FDD Research Memo November 13, 2019
Trump's Turkey problem Washington Examiner October 25, 2019
Trump gave Erdogan everything he wanted New York Post October 24, 2019
Turkey is now a haven for terrorists and an enabler of terrorism New York Post September 24, 2019
Israel Is America's Unlikely Ally in the Trade War with China The National Interest August 26, 2019
The Congressman Who Hated Israel Commentary September 2019
US-Israeli missile defense cooperation sends clear message to foes The Hill August 5, 2019
Why the United States should sanction the mastermind of China's crackdown on the Uighurs Washington Post July 9, 2019
What the US and Israel can expect from next week's meeting with Russia The Hill June 20, 2019
Trump Can't Afford to Go Soft on Turkey Wall Street Journal May 16, 2019
Oman in the Middle: Muscat's Balancing Act Between Iran and America FDD Monograph May 10, 2019
It's time to lift the arms embargo on Cyprus The Hill May 8, 2019
The Prospect of U.S. Sanctions Exacerbates Turkey's Political and Economic Risks FDD Memo April 1, 2019
Trump Calls for Israeli Sovereignty over Golan Heights FDD Policy Brief March 21, 2019
Terrorism (The Definitional Debate) Israel Studies Summer 2019
Trump's Subtlety Could Yield Middle East Peace Wall Street Journal March 13, 2019
Why has Human Rights Watch become an anti-Israel activist group? Washington Examiner February 4, 2019
Israeli Security As the U.S. Leaves Syria Real Clear Defense January 7, 2019
I'm a Wonk at a Think Tank. Turkish Media Say I'm an International Man of Mystery. The Weekly Standard November 29, 2018
No Room for U.S. Concessions on Iran's Civilian Nuclear Aims The National Interest November 7, 2018
The Experts Were Wrong About the Middle East The Atlantic October 19, 2018
Here's how to hit the Saudis — and still serve US interests New York Post October 19, 2018
Expose the Palestinian 'Refugee' Scam Wall Street Journal July 6, 2018
Le dangereux jeu double d'Oman Wall Street Journal June 11, 2018
Oman's Dangerous Double Game Wall Street Journal June 11, 2018
Mike Pompeo just gave the Iran speech Kerry should have given New York Post May 21, 2018
Palestinian Nationalism Is at Its Lowest Point Ever Tablet May 15, 2018
The delicate balance of the US-Saudi relationship The Hill May 10, 2018
Elections in Lebanon Pump Up Hezbollah Washington Times May 8, 2018
Why Trump pulled out of the Iran deal, and what could happen next New York Daily News May 8, 2018
It's Time for a New Palestinian Prez New York Post May 4, 2018
Why targeting Syria's chemical weapons is not enough to stop rising civilian death toll Fox News April 15, 2018
The Iran-Israel War Flares Up Wall Street Journal February 12, 2018
Palestinians are taking a huge risk by ignoring Trump's threat to cut off US aid Fox News January 30, 2018
How Trump Can Help the Palestinians and Promote Peace Politico January 27, 2018
The Biggest Sanctions-Evasion Scheme in Recent History The Atlantic January 4, 2018
How Trump can repair the damage from Obama's narcoterror fail New York Post December 18, 2017
The Qatar Quarrel Benefits the U.S. Wall Street Journal December 13, 2017
Jerusalem Is Already Israel's Capital. Trump Just Made it Official. Fortune December 7, 2017
US Treasury takes on terrorism: Non-kinetic warfare that works The Hill November 6, 2017
Ending America's Paralyzed Iran Policy The Atlantic October 11, 2017
COMMENT CONTRECARRER LE HEZBOLLAH ? Foreign Affairs September 29, 2017
How Washington Can Counter the Rise of Hezbollah Foreign Affairs September 29, 2017
Stand up against these terror groups to bolster the US- Egypt alliance New York Post September 23, 2017
How Do Palestinians Define "Terrorism"? Wall Street Journal September 12, 2017
Trump's right: It's time to end the timetables for Afghanistan The Hill August 22, 2017
These days, it's the clash of the Arabian Gulf cash in Washington The Hill June 23, 2017
There's No Such Thing as the 'Arab Street' Wall Street Journal May 16, 2017
Time for the US to Stop Qatar's Support for Terror New York Post April 21, 2017
Restarting the Fight Against Terror-Funding Charities The Weekly Standard March 23, 2017
Standing With Israel On The Golan Heights Wall Street Journal February 17, 2017
The Careful Way to Go After Muslim Brotherhood Radicals New York Post February 13, 2017
Jared Kushner Needs a Wingman Politico January 24, 2017
Easing Sanctions on Sudan Erodes U.S. Leverage FDD Policy Brief January 16, 2017
How President-elect Trump might undo Obama's hostility to Israel The Hill December 30, 2016
L'équipe d'Obama détient encore des surprises dans son tiroir contre Israël New York Post December 28, 2016
Team Obama Is Not Done Slamming Israel New York Post December 28, 2016
Trump Wants to Shake Up the World Order? Here's Where He Should Start Politico Magazine December 11, 2016
Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement attracting groups with terrorist ties The Hill November 2, 2016
Iran and China Get Cozy Foreign Affairs October 27, 2016
The Potential of a Chinese Terror Threat The Weekly Standard October 5, 2016
The International Community Must Focus on Palestinian Unity to Kick-Start Peace Newsweek September 20, 2016
The Fragile State of the Palestinian Authority Wall Street Journal Europe September 8, 2016
Team Obama's Appalling Smugness on Syrian Refugees New York Post August 31, 2016
Bogus foreign-policy debates: How we're helping our enemies fool us New York Post August 4, 2016
The Fight Against ISIS Will Suffer Because of Turkey's Coup New York Times July 19, 2016
Turkey's Strongman Will Exploit The Failed Coup Huffington Post July 18, 2016
Why Boeing shouldn't do business with Iran MarketWatch July 12, 2016
Putting Hezbollah 'Out of Business' Washington Times June 1, 2016
The Sunni-Shi'ite Proxy War Heats Up Defense Dossier March 2016
Turkey Has Been Reckless, Repressive and Unreliable New York Times March 29, 2016
Dollarizing the Ayatollahs Wall Street Journal March 28, 2016
Palestine's Anti-Corruption Crusader The Daily Beast March 14, 2016
Unfashionable Truths in Palestine: Jonathan Schanzer Takes on the Abbas Racket The Observer February 26, 2016
Ankara's Failure: How Turkey Lost the Arab Spring Foreign Affairs January 26, 2016
Ten Years of Hamas Rule: The Palestinians Must Solve Their Divide Before Peace with Israel Newsweek January 25, 2016
Here's what all those terror terms actually mean New York Post December 13, 2015
How Turkey's Porous Border With Syria Ties Into Islamic State Financing WSJ Think Tank December 2, 2015
Terror on the Cheap: Paris Attacks Required Little Funding FDD Policy Brief November 15, 2015
Iran's Power Projection Capability House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security November 5, 2015
The Iran Deal: Persisting Problems National Review Online October 27, 2015
Words Have Consequences: Palestinian Authority Incitement to Violence House Foreign Affairs Committee October 22, 2015
Can Obama Counter Hezbollah After The Nuclear Deal? Huffington Post Blog October 7, 2015
Treasury and State Department Target Islamic State Financiers FDD Policy Brief September 29, 2015
The Perils of Joining Turkey in the Fight against ISIS The National Interest August 11, 2015
Slam Dunk II: The Persian Version The Daily Beast July 23, 2015
Should America and Israel Let Their Enemies Kill Each Other Off? Politico Magazine July 7, 2015
The Fragility of the Global Financial Order Wall Street Journal Europe March 3, 2015
Washington's Bad Military Bets in the Middle East Huffington Post Blog February 23, 2015
Friendless in the Middle East Politico July 15, 2014
When America's Enemies Are Also Its Friends The National Interest June 16, 2014
US aid to the Palestinian Authority Fox News May 6, 2014
An Edge in the Desert Foreign Policy February 3, 2014
The Bizarro Doctrine Commentary October 24, 2013

Book Reviews

Book Title Publication Date
Kabul: The Untold Story of Biden's Fiasco and the American Warriors Who Fought to the End
by Jerry Dunleavy and James Hasson
Washington Free Beacon September 17, 2023
Israel's Moment: International Support for and Opposition to Establishing the Jewish State, 1945-1949
by Jeffrey Herf
Jerusalem Post August 6, 2022
The Bin Laden Papers: How the Abbottabad Raid Revealed the Truth about Al-Qaeda, Its Leader and His Family
by Nelly Lahoud
Washington Free Beacon June 1, 2022
Countdown Bin Laden: The Untold Story of the 247-Day Hunt to Bring the Mastermind of 9/11 to Justice
by Chris Wallace (with Mitch Weiss)
Washington Free Beacon September 12, 2021
The Rise and Fall of Osama Bin Laden
by Peter Bergen
Washington Free Beacon August 1, 2021


Title Publication Date
FDD Press Publishes New Book Examining May 2021 Hamas-Israel Conflict Announcement November 3, 2021

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