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Five Questions that Need to be Addressed about American Foreign Policy

The discussion in the United States since the election of Donald Trump has focused on how Russia interfered, colluded or ...
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Looking for Options: The Israeli Establishment and the Syrian Conflict

Israel’s National Security: What’s at issue? Since its foundation, Israel has based its defense calculations on two concepts: existential security ...
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Israel can be criticized for many things, such as its lackadaisical attempts at negotiating for a two-state solution along the ...
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Zach Battat is a foreign policy expert. Zach’s main expertise include: Russia, the geopolitics of the Middle East, Lebanon, Syria, the Levant, sectarianism, and the foreign relations of the international community towards the Middle East. Zach is currently completing his PhD in Middle Eastern & African History at the Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Studies at Tel Aviv University. He is a Junior Editor for Global Brief, a top-tier international affairs magazine with a heavy global readership. He also contributes to a variety of online news publications and think tanks around the world.

While he is far from home, he diligently keeps a close eye on the Montreal Canadiens as they try to add to their Stanley Cup banners. You can follow Zach on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For any other requests, you can reach him at