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Shoshana Bryen

Senior Director

ShoshanaShoshana Bryen is Senior Director of The Jewish Policy Center and Editor of inFOCUS Quarterly. A leading specialist in U.S. defense policy and Middle East affairs, she is the former Executive Director and Senior Director for Security Policy at JINSA. 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.

Mrs. Bryen coordinated programs in the Middle East for military professionals that allowed more than 450 American military officers to engage in professional discussions of issues that both unite and divide the United States, Israel, and Jordan. She also 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 permitted hundreds of future officers to have a positive, in-depth experience in Israel. She has taken Turkish and Israeli military officers to speak at the service academies and has lectured in the academies as well.

She runs a weekly webinar series for the Jewish Policy Center and her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The Daily Caller, the New York Sun and Defense News, among other outlets.

Mrs. Bryen is a Member of the Advisory Board of the Aleethia Foundation that provides opportunities for wounded veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and is a Member of the Board of the American Jewish International Relations Committee.

Email: sbryen@jewishpolicycenter.org
Phone: (202) 638-2411
Twitter: @ShoshanaBryen

Articles By Shoshana Bryen

On the One Hand; On the Other

March 13, 2023

The Biden administration has lost no opportunity to deride and infantilize Israel while pushing the “two-state solution” that, among other things, takes no notice of the fact that there are three governing bodies west of the Jordan River — any two of which might be engaged in bloody warfare at any given time. In addition, the administration has rewarded […]

Jimmy Carter’s Mixed Foreign Policy Legacy

February 28, 2023

Former President Jimmy Carter’s declining health has prompted widespread review of his one-term presidency. It was a decidedly mixed bag. Despite a conservative orientation in his cabinet, Carter pursued an accommodationist policy toward the Soviet Union, and only after the Russian invasion of Afghanistan did he begin to rebuild U.S. defense capabilities. Three momentous international events occurred […]

Biden’s Middle East Team Needs To Grow Up

February 21, 2023

After a wave of terror attacks against Israelis by Palestinians, who are educated by the Palestinian Authority and UNRWA to see murder and suicide as laudable, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the legalization of nine formerly unauthorized communities in Judea and Samaria. It was a great move—nonviolent and aimed precisely at what the Palestinian leadership and […]