Neri Zilber is a journalist and analyst on international politics and culture, focusing primarily on the Middle East. He is a Senior Research Fellow and the Director of Research at BICOM, a London-based think tank, as well as an adjunct fellow of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
He is a regular contributor to The Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, and Politico Magazine, and his work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Guardian, The Atlantic, New Republic, Foreign Affairs, Vox and IHS Jane's, among other outlets.
He is the co-author of State with No Army, Army with No State: Evolution of the Palestinian Authority Security Forces 1994-2018, and the contributing author on Israel's social protest demonstrations for The Occupy Handbook (Little, Brown), a chronicle of the global "Occupy" movement.
Neri has held fellowships at the Heinrich Boell Stiftung (Transatlantic Media Fellow 2019), the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (Visiting Scholar 2014-2015), the Institute of Current World Affairs (2011-2013), and the U.S. Library of Congress (2005-2006). In addition to reportage and analysis, Neri has consulted for the private sector on political and economic risk.
He has been quoted in the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times, and has appeared on CNN, BBC, NPR, CBS, France 24, Al Jazeera English, NHK (Japan), CBC (Canada) and CNBC Asia. He also lectures widely to diverse groups and conferences.
Neri was raised and educated in Israel, Singapore, Spain, and the United States. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and a master’s degree from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.