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Guests Anna Ahronheim, Security Consultant and Journalist, and Author, Policy Researcher and Analyst Ksenia Svetlova Download

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Anna Ahronheim is a Security Consultant, and Military & Defense Correspondent at the Jerusalem Post

She received her BA in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a focus in Law from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and her MA in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security at the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzilya, Israel.

With a keen interest in both domestic and international politics and the Middle-East,  Ms Ahronheim currently lives in Tel Aviv working as the Defense Correspondent for the international news channel i24news as well as a security consultant for Buzzfeed for projects in various conflict zones including Syria and Iraq.

Ksenia Svetlova is Senior Research Analyst at the Institute for Policy and Strategy, Interdisciplinary Center (Herzliya) and Senior Policy Researcher at Mitvim Institute for Regional Foreign Policy

She is a public speaker and an expert on Middle East and CIS region. Born in Moscow, she previously served as a Parliament member and sat at the prestigious Foreign affairs and defense committee.  Ms. Svetlova has published numerous scholarly journal articles, international and national newspaper editorials, and magazine features, and reported exclusively from Lebanon, Syria, Libya, Egypt and the Palestinian Territories for the Jerusalem Post, Jerusalem Report, BBC Russian, Channel 9 and other international media.

A specialist in Middle East affairs and Arab politics, in 2019 Ksenia Svetlova authored her first book – “Through Middle East on Heels” with Pardes Publishing House.

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