Oren Kessler

Political analyst and journalist

Oren Kessler is a Washington-based political analyst and journalist. He formerly served as deputy director for research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, and as research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society think tank in London. Previously he spent eight years in Israel, serving as the Jerusalem Post’s Arab affairs correspondent and as a writer, editor and translator for Haaretz English Edition.

Oren's work has appeared in leading news outlets including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Politico and The New Republic. A frequent contributor to broadcast media including the BBC and CNN, he has testified to the UK Parliament on Iran's nuclear program and the EU Parliament on European-Israeli relations.

Oren holds an Honors BA in History from the University of Toronto and an MA in Government (Diplomacy and Conflict Studies) from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. He speaks Hebrew, Spanish and Arabic.