Neri Zilber

Neri Zilber is a journalist and analyst on Middle East politics and culture and an adjunct fellow of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where he was previously a visiting scholar. 


He is a regular contributor to The Daily BeastForeign Policy, and Politico Magazine, and his work has appeared in the New York TimesWashington PostGuardianThe AtlanticNew Republic, and Foreign Affairs, among other outlets.


He is the co-author of State with No Army, Army with No State: Evolution of the Palestinian Authority Security Forces 1994-2018, and the contributing author on Israel's social protest demonstrations for The Occupy Handbook (Little, Brown), a chronicle of the global "Occupy" movement.


In addition to reportage and analysis, Neri consults for the private sector on political and economic risk. He was previously a fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs based in Israel, and has also worked as a researcher and analyst at the U.S. Library of Congress  and the World Jewish Congress.


He is quoted regularly in the international press and has appeared on CNN, BBC, NPR, CBS, and Al Jazeera English.

Neri holds a bachelor’s degree from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and a master’s degree from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.