Ari Cicurel

Ari Cicurel joined JINSA in September 2018 as a Policy Analyst and has been Assistant Director of Foreign Policy since January 2023.

Ari is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he dual majored in Political Science and Judaic Studies. While in college, he interned at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy in their Military and Security Program and the Israel Democracy Institute in Jerusalem. Ari received his Master of Arts in War Studies from King’s College London.

His writing has appeared in Bloomberg, The Hill, The National Interest, The Jerusalem Post, Military Times, RealClearDefense, and The Jewish News Syndicate.


How US Marines Can Protect Commercial Shipping in the Gulf
To Counter Iran at Sea, US Must Sell Partners on Doing More
Israel’s Multifront Escalation
What Ukraine Teaches the US About Combat Helicopter Operations
America Should Follow Israel’s Lead on Iran
US Marines’ Foray with Iron Dome Highlights Criticality of Integration Between US, Israe...
Iran Is Attacking the U.S., So Why Aren’t We Striking Back?
Preemptively Help Ukraine Counter Iranian-made Ballistic Missiles
Israel-Lebanon Agreement: A Model For Eastern Mediterranean Energy
Why Congress Must Sanction Iran’s Drone Program
Unparalleled Iranian Attack on Kurds
Arming Cyprus is the Next Step to Deterring Putin and Erdogan
Without Alexandroupolis, Transatlantic Security Is Dead in the Water
US Should Draw in Israel, Regional Players for Directed Energy Development
Tanker Troubles: America Needs a Plan B Iran Strategy
A New Nuclear Deal Won’t Stop Iranian Aggression
To Offset Dangerous Iran Deal, Expedite KC-46As to Israel
Here’s How The US Can Reestablish a Measure of Deterrence Against Iran
Countering Erdogan: What Biden Must do for the Sake of Stability
Fifth Fleet’s Task Force 59 Is a Good Start
Beyond Iran, the US and Israel Must Work Together to Counter China
Biden Needs to Prepare for Iran’s Escalating Projectile Threat
U.S. Must Strengthen Israel’s Deterrence
China’s Iran Deal Is Just the Beginning
Special Ops Aren’t A Substitute For Strategy
Israel Gets Ready for the Big Move—to U.S. CENTCOM
Here’s how the US can reestablish a measure of deterrence against Iran
Biden Should Aim for a Smaller, but Smarter, Military Posture in Middle East
Turkey and Russia’s Endgame in Libya—And Why America Should Not Stand Still
Selling F-35 Jets to Qatar Poses a Direct Threat to Israel
The Risk of Russian and Chinese Weapons Sales in the Middle East—and What American Can D...
Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Is Only a Temporary Solution
US Should Stop Weapons Flowing To Libya
The UAE-Israel Agreement – and a Brighter Future for the Middle East
Israel’s War of Attrition is Potently Relevant Today
Pandemic Presents Opportunities to Rebuild America’s Global Standing with Middle Eas...
Russia’s Attempt to Steal COVID-19 Research Signals a Cybersecurity Crisis in U.S.
U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue and Foreign Influence in Iraq
Iran’s Coronavirus Communications Create a Window of Opportunity for America
‘Endless Wars’ and Political Warfare
The Case For a Political Warfare Campaign Against Iran
The Middle East in View of a Decreased US Presence
The US Needs Sustained Strategy Against Iran
Restoring US Credibility in the Middle East
After The Rockets: Stalemate For Now, But What Are The Next Moves?
Consequences of the US Withdrawal from Syria
Contesting Iran’s Gray Zone Strategy
Rethinking Maximum Pressure on Iran
How to Avert a New War in Gaza
Gaza’s Deterioration is Making War with Israel More Likely
US Must Begin Bolstering Regional Allies to Mitigate Fallout from Syria Withdrawal
Syria’s S-300 Gift From Russia