Wikistrat Expert Lisa Daftari

Lisa Daftari

Award-winning Journalist

Lisa Daftari is an award-winning journalist with expertise in the Middle East, specifically in counter-terrorism, Iran and the Iranian American community. Presently, she appears as a guest commentator on the Fox News Channel, and frequently appears on shows such as Fox & Friends, Happening Now, Hannity, Geraldo at Large, Women’s Power Panel, and Red Eye. She is also a columnist for Front Page Magazine where she serves as the publication’s Iran analyst. Lisa does interviews in Spanish and Persian in addition to English.

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Lisa Daftari is an award-winning investigative journalist focusing on foreign affairs with expertise in the Middle East and counterterrorism. She regularly appears on television and radio with commentary and analysis, providing exclusive reporting on vital developments in the region. Currently, she is an on-air Fox News political analyst and has previously been featured on CBS, NBC, PBS, the Washington Post, NPR, ABC, Voice of America, and others. Lisa has been interviewed in Spanish, English and Persian.

Lisa’s areas of expertise and coverage include the Middle East and North Africa, terrorism, national security, the Arab Spring, global Christian persecution, human rights, cyber security and more. Lisa was invited to show her documentary film about an Iranian underground political movement in Congress. She frequently is called upon to give briefs and expert testimony for government and private entities. Lisa has worked for a number of think tanks in Washington, where she has written exclusive reports for the Pentagon and other government groups.

Wikistrat Analytic Community
Ms. Daftari is a Senior Analyst in Wikistrat’s Analytic Community

Academic Qualifications:
Masters, Broadcast Journalism, Annenberg School of Journalism
Bachelors, Middle East Studies, Spanish, and Vocal Performance, Rutgers University

Areas of Expertise:
Middle East
Human rights
Arab Spring
Iranian American community
Women in Middle East
Religious Minorities in the Middle East
Cyber warfare/social networking in the Middle East




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