Tally Helfont

Tally Helfont is the Director of FPRI's Program on the Middle East. Her current research focuses on regional balance of power, the Levant and the GCC, and U.S. policy therein. She is also a Contributing Analyst for Wikistrat's Middle East Desk, a crowd-sourcing consultancy. Ms. Helfont has instructed training courses in Civil Information Management to U.S. Military Civil Affairs Units and Human Terrain Teams assigned to Iraq and Afghanistan. She is the author of the FPRI monograph, The Palestinian Islamic Jihad's U.S. Cell [1988-95]: the Ideological Foundations of Its Propaganda Strategy. Her writings have appeared in Orbis, INSS Insight, and al Majalla, as well as in FPRI's E-Notes and Geopoliticus blog. Helfont conducted research in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the summer of 2011, about which she authored several articles. She holds an M.A. in Middle East Studies from Tel Aviv University, and is proficient at various levels in Hebrew, Arabic, and French.

 

Tally Helfont
Director, Program on the Middle East
Foreign Policy Research Institute
1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610
Philadelphia, PA 19102 USA
Tel: +1-215-732-3774 
Fax: +1-215-732-4401