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Summer 2014

America's Global Withdrawal

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Shoshana Bryen - Biography

Shoshana Bryen has more than 30 years of experience as an analyst of U.S. defense policy and Middle East affairs, and has run programs and conferences with American military personnel in various countries. The former Senior Director for Security Policy at JINSA, Mrs. Bryen was for 17 years author of the widely read and republished JINSA Reports. After serving as JINSA's Executive Director during the 1980s, she focused on planning and running national security related programs and conferences in the U.S., Israel, Jordan, Taiwan and elsewhere. She has worked with the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College and the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, and lectured at the National Defense University in Washington.

Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Sun and Defense News, among other outlets, as well as in JINSA Reports.

Since 1982, Mrs. Bryen has done travel programs in the Middle East for military professionals, allowing more than 450 American military officers to engage in professional discussions of issues that both unite and divide the United States, Israel and Jordan. In 1988, she created a program to take the cadets and midshipmen of America's service academies to Israel for a three-week work/study program that has been incorporated as a formal internship in all three service academies and permitted hundreds of future officers to have a positive, in-depth experience in Israel. She has also taken Turkish and Israeli military officers to speak at the academies and has lectured in the service academies as well.

She is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Aleethia Foundation that provides opportunities for wounded veterans of the Iran and Afghanistan wars, and is a Member of the Board of the Naval Academy Jewish Chapel.

Mrs. Bryen is married to Dr. Stephen Bryen. They have four children - including a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army - and two grandchildren.

Articles by Shoshana Bryen

Email: sbryen@jewishpolicycenter.org
Phone: 202-638-2411