Contributors

Michael J. Koplow

Michael J. Koplow

Policy Director

Dr. Michael J. Koplow is Israel Policy Forum’s Policy Director, based in Washington, DC.

Eli W. Kowaz

Eli W. Kowaz

Eli W. Kowaz is Israel Policy Forum's Communications Director, based in New York, NY.

Nimrod Novik

Nimrod Novik

Israel Fellow

Nimrod Novik is the Israel Policy Forum (IPF) Israel Fellow. A former Senior Adviser to Shimon Peres and a Former Special Ambassador of the State of Israel, he is a Senior Associate of the Economic Cooperation Foundation (ECF) and Member of the Executive Committee of Commanders for Israel’s Security (CIS).

Ben Caspit

Ben Caspit

Ben Caspit is a columnist for Maariv and Al-Monitor's Israel Pulse. He is also a senior columnist and political analyst for Israeli newspapers and has a daily radio show and regular TV shows on politics and Israel.

Evan Gottesman

Evan Gottesman

Evan Gottesman is a writer and policy analyst based in the New York City area. He is an instructor at Rutgers University, where he teaches International Relations and researched Russia-Israel relations as a Lloyd C. Gardner Fellow. His work has been published by The National Interest, World Policy Journal, The Diplomat, The Jerusalem Post, ETH Zurich’s Center for Security Studies, and the Israel Policy Forum.

Adam Basciano

Adam Basciano

Adam Basciano is the Coordinator of Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives at the Israel Policy Forum, based in New York City. In this role, he oversees IPF Atid and works with organizational partners in delivering IPF's content to the community. Previously, he interned at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the Mayor of Tel Aviv's International Relations department, and AIPAC.

Noa Shusterman

Noa Shusterman

Noa Shusterman is IPF's Communications Intern and a Fullbright Scholar. She previously worked at Walla News and is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is currently completing her MA in International Relations at New York University, researching the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Allison W. Good

Allison W. Good

Allison Good is a reporter based in Washington, DC. She has worked in strategic communications consulting for the oil and gas sector and previously interned at Noble Energy.

Aidan Borkan

Aidan Borkan

Aidan Borkan currently studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Born in Israel, he has lived in Kibbutz Ketura, Shorashim, Jerusalem, and Bat Yam.

Ariella Plachta

Ariella Plachta

Ariella Plachta is a recent graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara in Political Science and International Relations.

Ariel Ilan Roth

Ariel Ilan Roth

Ariel Ilan Roth is the Executive Director of the Israel Institute and the former director of Global Security Studies at Johns Hopkins.

Brent E. Sasley

Brent E. Sasley

Brent E. Sasley is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas at Arlington. His most recent book, coauthored with Harold Waller, is Politics in Israel: Governing a Complex Society.

Dan Arbell

Dan Arbell

Dan Arbell is a Non Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a 25 year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Service, serving between 2009-2012 as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC.

Dov Waxman

Dov Waxman

Dov Waxman is a professor of Political Science, International Affairs, and Israel studies at Northeastern University and the co-director of its Middle East Center. His latest book Trouble in the Tribe: The American Jewish Conflict over Israel will be published by Princeton University Press next month.

Eylon Aslan-Levy

Eylon Aslan-Levy

Eylon Aslan-Levy is an Israeli news anchor and political commentator. He is a graduate of Oxford, Cambridge, and the IDF.

Efraim Halevy

Efraim Halevy

Efraim Halevy is a lawyer and an Israeli intelligence expert. He was the ninth director of Mossad and the 4th head of the Israeli National Security Council.

Elie Podeh

Elie Podeh

Prof. Elie Podeh is a Board Member at the Mitvim Institute, and teaches Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Elijah Reiss

Elijah Reiss

Elijah Reiss is a writer and historical researcher based in the New York City area. He is an instructor at Rutgers University where he teaches American Studies. He has performed institutional research for Princeton and Rutgers.

Garrett Khoury

Garrett Khoury

Garrett Khoury is a geopolitical and security risk consultant specializing in Middle Eastern affairs. He is a graduate of The George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs and Tel Aviv University’s Master’s Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation.

Gabriel Mitchell

Gabriel Mitchell

Gabriel Mitchell is a Ph.D. candidate in Government & International Affairs at Virginia Tech University and the U.S. Representative of Mitvim – the Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies.

Gokhan Cinkara

Gokhan Cinkara

Gokhan Cinkara is a visiting researcher at the Truman Institute of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem - where he focuses on Israeli political institutions, in particular the Israeli Labor Party. He is a PhD student at Ankara University's Political Science department and an Israel Institute doctoral fellow.

Jordan Chandler Hirsch

Jordan Chandler Hirsch

Jordan Chandler Hirsch is a Visiting Fellow at the Columbia Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies. He was previously an editor at Foreign Affairs and recently graduated Yale Law School.

Ned Lazarus

Ned Lazarus

Ned Lazarus is Visiting Professor of International Affairs at George Washington University's Elliott School, an Israel Institute Teaching Fellow, and incoming Research Director of the Alliance for Middle East Peace.

Nimrod Goren

Nimrod Goren

Dr. Nimrod Goren is the Head of Mitvim – The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies, and a lecturer for Middle Eastern studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Piki Ish-Shalom

Piki Ish-Shalom

Piki Ish-Shalom is the A. Ephraim and Shirley Diamond Family Chair in International Relations and Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Reut Itzkovitch-Malka

Reut Itzkovitch-Malka

Reut Itzkovitch-Malka is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication at the Open University of Israel. During the 2014-15 academic year she was an Israel Institute Post Doctoral Fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at Stanford University.

Ron Shatzberg

Ron Shatzberg

Ron Shatzberg is a reserve colonel in the IDF and Senior Advisor at the Economic Cooperation Foundation, an Israeli think tank that launched the Oslo Process and is dedicated to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Shaul Arieli

Shaul Arieli

Col. (Ret.) Shaul Arieli, a Senior Advisor at ECF and member of the Steering Committee of Commanders for Israel's Security, is one of Israel’s foremost experts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is considered a leading voice on the history and future demarcation of Israel’s borders, on the route of the Security Barrier in the West Bank, and on the history of negotiations between Israel and the PLO.

Sarah E. Yerkes

Sarah E. Yerkes

Sarah Yerkes is a fellow in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where her research focuses on Tunisia’s political, economic, and security developments as well as state-society relations in the Middle East and North Africa.

Yehudah Mirsky

Yehudah Mirsky

Yehudah Mirsky served in the US State Department in the Clinton Administration and now teaches at Brandeis University. He is the author of the award-winning Rav Kook: Mystic in a Time of Revolution (Yale University Press, 2014) and tweets @YehudahMirsky.

Yael Mizrahi-Arnaud

Yael Mizrahi-Arnaud

Yael Mizrahi-Arnaud recently completed a Masters degree in international economics and Middle East studies at Johns Hopkins SAIS. She is a former Israel Air Force officer, and project manager at the Peres Center for Peace. She has conducted research in Israel and Iraq on innovative conflict management solutions.