Director- Program on the Middle East
Tally Helfont is the Director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Program on the Middle East. Her current research focuses on regional balance of power, the Levant and the GCC, and U.S. policy therein. She is also a Contributing Analyst for Wikistrat’s Middle East Desk.Click here to view more Wikistrat Experts
Tally Helfont is the Director of FPRI’s Program on the Middle East. Her current research focuses on regional balance of power, the Levant and the GCC, and U.S. policy therein. She is also a Contributing Analyst for Wikistrat’s Middle East Desk, a crowd-sourcing consultancy. Ms. Helfont has instructed training courses in Civil Information Management to U.S. Military Civil Affairs Units and Human Terrain Teams assigned to Iraq and Afghanistan. She is the author of the FPRI monograph, The Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s U.S. Cell [1988-95]: the Ideological Foundations of Its Propaganda Strategy. Her writings have appeared in English, Hebrew, and Arabic in publication such as Orbis (US), The American Interest (US), INSS Insight (IL), al-Mesbar (UAE), and al Majalla (UK/KSA), as well as in FPRI’s E-Notes and Geopoliticus blog. Helfont conducted research in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the summer of 2011, about which she authored several articles. She holds an M.A. in Middle East Studies from Tel Aviv University, and is proficient at various levels in Hebrew, Arabic, and French. You can follow her @ on Twitter.
MA in Middle Eastern Studies Tel Aviv University
BA in International Affairs George Washington University
Areas of Expertise:
Balance of Power in the Middle East
Egypt and Jordan
U.S Policy in the Middle East
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