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Eastern Mediterranean

The Eastern Mediterranean Policy Project was established by JINSA to examine evolving threats and opportunities, and to provide recommendations for U.S. policy toward the region, including Turkey’s increasingly aggressive posture, the return of great power competition and significant energy discoveries.


  • Members

  • Eastern Mediterranean Policy Project Reports

  • Analysis and Commentary

Eastern Mediterranean Policy Project Members

Alan Makovsky

Former Senior Professional Staff Member at U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs

Amb. Eric Edelman

Distinguished Scholar; Co-Chair, Iran Policy Project and Eastern Mediterranean Policy Project, Former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

GEN David Rodriguez, USA (ret.)

Former Commander, United States Africa Command

Gen Philip M. Breedlove, USAF (ret.)

Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and former Commander of U.S. European Command

Lt Gen Thomas "Tom" Trask, USAF (ret.)

Former Vice Commander, United States Special Operations Command

Reuben Jeffery

Former Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs

VADM Mark Fox, USN (ret.)

Former Deputy Commander, U.S. Central Command

Gen Charles "Chuck" Wald, USAF (ret.)

Co-Chair of the Iran Policy Project and Eastern Mediterranean Policy Project, Former Deputy Commander of United States European Command

John Hannah

Randi & Charles Wax Senior Fellow; Former Assistant for National Security Affairs to the Vice President

Larry Goldstein

Founder and Director of Energy Policy Research Institute, Inc.; JINSA Gemunder Center Senior Advisor

Svante E. Cornell

Policy Advisor, Gemunder Center for Defense & Strategy

Gen Kevin P. Chilton, USAF (ret.)

Former Commander, U.S. Strategic Command

ADM Bill Gortney, USN (ret.)

Former Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)

ADM Kirkland H. Donald, USN (ret.)

Former Director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program

Analysis & Commentary

The Dispatch - June 13, 2022
by Amb. Eric Edelman and
The Dispatch - May 18, 2022
by Amb. Eric Edelman and
The Dispatch - July 14, 2021
by Amb. Eric Edelman and William Antholis and
The Washington Times - October 20, 2020
by Svante E. Cornell and
The Defense Post - September 23, 2020
by LTG. Raymond V. Mason, USA (ret.) and
Breaking Defense - August 21, 2020
by Ari Cicurel and
Breaking Defense - July 28, 2020
by Jonathan Ruhe and