Jonathan Spyer is a Middle East analyst focusing on Syria, Lebanon and Israeli strategic affairs. He is a senior research fellow at the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, Herzliya, a fellow at the Middle East Forum, and is the author of The Transforming Fire: the Rise of the Israel-Islamist Conflict (Continuum, 2011). Spyer holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and an MA in Middle East Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies. He is a columnist at the Jerusalem Post newspaper and has written for a wide variety of publications, including the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, the Times, The National Post, the Weekly Standard, Haaretz and many others. He is a frequent guest analyst on electronic media and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, BBC World, al-Jazeera, Sky News and other outlets.
Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi is a Shillman-Ginsburg Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a Rubin Research Fellow at the GLORIA Center. His website is http://www.aymennjawad.org.