Wikistrat Expert Dr. Leon Hadar

Dr. Leon Hadar

Global affairs analyst, journalist, blogger and author

Dr. Leon Hadar, a Washington-based global affairs analyst, journalist, blogger and author is a former research fellow in foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute who has contributed reports and commentaries on political, economic and military issues to a variety of American and international media outlets.

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Biography

Dr. Leon Hadar is a Washington-based global affairs analyst, journalist, and blogger. A former research fellow in foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute, where he specialized in U.S. foreign policy, international trade, the Middle East, and South and East Asia, Dr. Hadar has contributed reports and commentaries on political, economic and military issues to major foreign policy publications and to a variety of American and international media outlets.

A former United Nations bureau chief for the Jerusalem Post, the London Jewish Chronicle, and Al Hamishmar (Israel) and Washington correspondent for Hadashot (Israel), Dr. Hadar currently covers Washington for Southeast Asia’s leading financial daily, Singapore Business Times. He has also written regularly for Israel’s Haaretz and Beirut’s Daily Star, and he blogs at the Huffington Post, the National Interest (Online), Snapshot (foreignaffairs.comThe Middle East Chanel (foreignpolicy.com), and Asia Times Online, and is a contributing editor at The American Conservative.

Hadar’s analyses on global affairs have appeared in many newspapers, including New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Times, Los Angeles Times, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Baltimore Sun, Philadelphia Inquirer, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Orange County Register, El Pais (Spain), Korea HeraldThe Australian and South China Morning Post; and in magazines like  Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, World Policy Journal Current History, Middle East Journal,  Middle East Policy, Mediterranean Quarterly, and Columbia Journalism Review. And he was interviewed by broadcast media like CNN, Fox News, CBC, BBC, NPR, and VOA.

Dr. Hadar has also taught political science, international relations and journalism at American University and Mount Vernon College — where he served as Director of International Studies, and has been affiliated as a research fellow with the Independent Institute in California, the East-West Institute in New York and the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland, College Park.

He is the author of Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).and Quagmire: America in the Middle East (Cato Institute, 1992), and contributed chapters to Handbook of U.S.-Middle East Relations: Formative Factors and Regional Perspectives (Routledge, 2009) and The Persian Gulf After the Cold War (Praeger, 1993).

Wikistrat Analytic Community
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Academic Qualifications:
Ph.D. in International Relations, American University, School of International Service; M.A. in International Affairs, Columbia University, School of Public and International Affairs; Certificate, Columbia University, School of Public and International Affairs, the Middle East Institute; M.S. in Journalism, Columbia University, School of Journalism; M.A. in Communication, Hebrew University; B.A. in Political Science & Hebrew University, International Relations

Areas of Expertise:
U.S. Foreign Policy
National Security
International Trade
Middle East
Europe
Southeast Asia
China
Pakistan

Linkedin:
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/leon-hadar/11/395/532

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