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Shoshana Bryen

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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

The Paris Agreement and Federalism

November 16, 2017

Groucho Marx famously said he wouldn’t be a member of any club that would have him as a member. The same is true of the Paris Climate pact. With the accession of Nicaragua and Syria, the United States stands alone outside the club. Its members largely break down into groups. There are the world’s largest polluters (India, Russia, China). […]

Middle East Stability is America’s Problem

November 15, 2017

It’s our problem, actually, and we’ve made it theirs. It is the West that simultaneously wants “the Arab Spring” and “stability.”  Democracy and strong government control.  Honest government and stable kleptocrats. Check out our split-brain reaction to the Palestinian Authority.  By rights, the U.S. should have nothing to do with people who venerate and pay […]

Why Are We in Niger?

October 30, 2017

At the end of White House Chief of Staff John Kelly’s moving briefing about the four American Special Forces soldiers killed in Niger earlier in October, he took questions. The first was, “Why are we in Niger?” The question was too narrow; it isn’t only Niger. Tens of thousands of American troops are deployed in […]

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