Editorial Board

Editor in Chief

Laura Estl is the new Editor-in-Chief of the Jerusalem Review of Near East Affairs as of the 1st of June 2014. She studied International Development at the University of Vienna and received a grant to study Nonprofit Management and Leadership at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem- Rothberg International School. Formerly a freelance collaborateur for the academic NGO ACUNS- Academic Council of the United Nations System and guest researcher at the Austrian National Defense Academy, she also takes part in international conferences such as the European Forum Alpbach, to which she will return this year for the third time as a scholarship holder. Laura’s focal point lies in International Security, Development Studies and International Relations.

You can reach her at editor@thejerusalemreview.com

Senior Editor

J. Dana Stuster is a Middle East policy analyst living in Washington, D.C. His work has been published by The Atlantic and The National Interest, among other outlets, and he is a coauthor of Strategic Adaptation: Toward a New U.S. Strategy in the Middle East with Dr. Andrew Exum, Dr. Bruce Jentleson, and Melissa Dalton. He has studied at the University of California, Davis and the American University of Beirut and worked as a Joseph S. Nye, Jr. National Security Research Intern at the Center for a New American Security. He is currently a research intern at Foreign Policy magazine; his views are his own and do not represent those of his employer.

You can reach him on Twitter: @JDanaStuster

Senior Editor

Egemen Bezci is a research fellow at the Sakarya University, Turkey. His main research interests are Eurasian and Middle Eastern politics as well as the relation between religion and politics. He previously worked and conducted research at the various institutions in Ankara, Washington, D.C., Tel Aviv. He also presented papers in various institutions including Munich, Athens and Yerevan. His publications appeared in various magazines such as the Asia TimesTel Aviv Notes, and e-IR. His most recent article “The Return of President Putin and Russian–Turkish Relations: Where Are They Headed?” is featured by the SAGE Open and can be accessible here. 

Egemen Bezci can be reached via twitter: @ebbezci