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Brandon Becker

Brandon Becker served as a research intern at the Jewish Policy Center during summer 2018, where he assisted in analyzing Middle Eastern security challenges for inContext, Frontline Defense, and Alliance Tracker.  His focus areas include terror developments in Gaza, Sinai, and the Golan Heights, nuclear proliferation throughout the Middle East, and issues affecting Israel’s national security. Brandon is currently pursuing majors in Political Science and Criminal Justice from George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Articles By Brandon Becker

Turkey’s S-400 Purchase Raises Concerns in NATO

July 20, 2018

Update: On July 24, Congress finalized a defense authorization bill that includes a provision barring Turkey from obtaining F-35 fighter jets until the Pentagon submits a report to Congress detailing the impact of Ankara’s possession of both the S-400 system and F-35s. The Department of Defense has 90 days to compile and submit the statement.  Turkey’s […]

Pakistani Taliban Announces New Leader

June 28, 2018

The Pakistani Taliban named former deputy leader Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud as the new chief in a statement released on Saturday. The leadership change occurred a week after a United States drone strike killed the terror regime’s previous leader. Muhammad Khurasnai, a spokesman for the terrorist group, said in the statement that “it was a […]

Former Israeli Minister Indicted After Spying for Iran

June 19, 2018

Israeli authorities indicted a former Minister of Energy and Infrastructure for multiple charges of spying for Iran, the Israel Security Agency (ISA) reported in a statement on Monday. Gonen Segev was arrested in Equatorial Guinea and extradited to Israel in May on allegations that he was “assisting the enemy in war and spying against the […]

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