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Shoshana Bryen

Senior Director

ShoshanaShoshana Bryen is a leading specialist in U.S. defense policy and Middle East affairs. The former Executive Director and SeniorDirector for Security Policy at JINSA, Mrs. Bryen was author of the widely republished JINSA Reports. 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 also taken Turkish and Israeli military officers to speak at the service academies and has lectured in the  academies as well.

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.

She 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 Naval Academy Jewish Chapel Foundation.

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

Articles By Shoshana Bryen

A Watershed Moment for the Middle East

November 17, 2020

Israel’s new agreements with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan, new agreements for airline overflights of countries with which Israel has no new peace or economic pacts, a new aviation agreement with Jordan and general Saudi and Egyptian approval have brought what many are calling a “watershed moment.” That “watershed” is the potential splitting […]

JCRC Video: What’s Next? Israel and Middle East Policy After the U.S. Election

November 16, 2020

In a Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Relations Council discussion last week, on the critical issue of “What’s Next? Israel and U.S. Policy After the Election,” former Ambassador Dan Shapiro, a Democrat active with the Biden campaign, laid out a counterintuitively moderate set of likely policy goals and approaches to Israel and central issues in the […]

While the U.S. Awaits a New President, Other Countries Face Pressure to Act

November 10, 2020

America’s electoral drama comes at a crossroads for several of the world’s most pressing security threats. While the U.S. waits for a new administration to take office, China, Iran and Turkey find themselves under pressure to act. China has been hoping to oust the U.S. from the Western Pacific for decades and might believe that […]

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