Jonathan Schanzer

Jonathan Schanzer is senior vice president for research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies. Follow him on Twitter @JSchanzer.

Jonathan Schanzer
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Israeli Intelligence Failed, But So Did Hamas

The terror group’s decision to launch its deadly incursion spells doom for civilians in Gaza.

Good Luck With That Grand Strategy

Even the most comprehensive plans are bound to fail if leaders can’t build support for them.

China Tries to Flip an American Ally

Palau could be critical in a fight over Taiwan—and Beijing knows it.

Jordan’s Threat to the Middle Eastern Order

The kingdom has made a tradition of inciting unrest with Israel during the holy month of Ramadan.

A Time for American Stability—and Power

Our allies are pondering whether we are still a superpower.

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Jordan Has an Iran Problem. Can Israel and Saudi Arabia Unite to Combat It?

The situation also presents an opportunity for the Biden administration.

A Year of Unforced Errors for Biden in the Middle East

Neo-isolationist trends raise troubling questions about the future of the U.S. commitment to order in the region.

A New Threat to Iron Dome

Precision guided munitions will make Israel’s self-defense more challenging and more expensive.

It’s Time for Biden to Call Netanyahu

He might want to avoid controversy right now, but he can't avoid our most valuable ally in the Middle East.

Biden Should Heed the Concern of Israel and Arab Nations Regarding Iran

A bad deal could empower the chief threat in their region.