Jonathan Spyer is a journalist and a Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum. He is the founder and executive director of the Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis. Spyer is a regular contributor to Jane’s Intelligence Review, and writes the ‘Behind the Lines’ column at the Jerusalem Post. and has also written for the Middle East Quarterly. He holds an M.A. from the University of London and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He is the author of Days of the Fall: A Reporter’s Journey in the Syria and Iraq Wars (2017), and has appeared on Al-Jazeera, BBC, CNN, Fox News, and Sky News.