Tally Helfont

Director - Program on the Middle East


Tally Helfont is the Director of FPRI’s Program on the Middle East. Her research focuses on regional balance of power, Jordan and the Gulf States, and U.S. policy therein. She is the Project Lead for FPRI’s After the Caliphate Project. 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. A frequent commentator in the media, her writings have appeared in English, Hebrew, and Arabic in publications such as Orbis (US), The American Interest (US), INSS Insight (IL), Raisina Files (IN), al-Mesbar (UAE), and al Majalla (UK/KSA). She holds an M.A. in Middle East Studies from Tel Aviv University, and is proficient at various levels in Hebrew, Arabic, and French. You can follow her @TallyHelfont on Twitter.

Tally Helfont
Director, Program on the Middle East
Foreign Policy Research Institute
1528 Walnut Street, Suite 610
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Tel: (215) 732-3774 ex. 115
Fax: (215) 732-4401
[email protected]

Research Focus

U.S. Policy toward Middle East, Regional balance of power, Jordan, and the Gulf States


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