Professor Jonathan Spyer is a journalist, author and Middle East analyst. He is originally from London, UK, and has lived in Jerusalem for the past 26 years. He is currently the Director of the Rubin Center for Research in International Affairs, at the IDC, Herzliya, and the editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA). Also he writes the weekly ‘Behind the Lines’ column at the Jerusalem Post newspaper and is a regular contributor to the Australian newspaper and to Jane’s Intelligence Review.
Jonathan is the author of two books, ‘Nationalism in the Middle East (Mason Crest, 2007), and The Transforming Fire: the Rise of the Israel-Islamist Conflict (Continuum, 2010), and has published in many leading journals including the Times (of London), the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, Ha’aretz, the Atlantic, the Weekly Standard, the National Post, the Globe and Mail, the Jerusalem Report, Tablet magazine and many others. He is also a frequent guest analyst on electronic media and has appeared on CNN, al-Jazeera, Fox News, BBC World, Sky News and other outlets. In recent years, he has become particularly known for his field reporting and analysis of the war in Syria.
- PHD in International Relations from the London School of Economics
- MA in International Politics of the Middle East from the School of Oriental and African Studies
- Senior Research Fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center
- Fellow at the Middle East Forum
- Director of the Rubin Center for Research in International Affairs
- Editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA)