The JINSA Fellowship program enables practitioners and scholars to undertake research and publication in areas related to JINSA’s overall mission:
U.S. military strategy, policy, budgeting and missions
U.S.-Israel security relations
Middle East policy and security
Counter terrorism and homeland security
Meet Our Fellows
David P. Goldman
David P. Goldman writes the "Spengler" column for Asia Times Online and the “Spengler” blog at PJ Media. He is also a columnist at Tablet, and contributes frequently to numerous other publications. He was global head of debt research for Bank of America (2002-2005), global head of credit strategy for Credit Suisse (1998-2002), and also held senior positions at Bear Stearns and Cantor Fitzgerald. In 2001 he was elected to Institutional Investor Magazine’s All-American Fixed Income Research Team. Goldman was a senior editor at First Things 2009-2011, and Forbes magazine columnist from 1994-2001. His book How Civilizations Die (and why Islam is Dying, Too) was published by Regnery in September 2011. An essay collection, It’s Not the End of the World – It’s Just the End of You also appeared in 2011. He is a regular guest on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report” and has appeared on Fox News and other national news venues.
Evelyn Gordon immigrated to Israel in 1987, immediately after obtaining her degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University, and has worked as a journalist and commentator in Israel since 1990. She was a reporter for the Jerusalem Post, primarily covering the Supreme Court and the Knesset, and has been a regular columnist for that paper for over a decade. She currently works for the English edition of Haaretz, blogs regularly for Commentary magazine's "Contentions" site and contributes occasional articles to the magazine, and serves as a contributing editor of the Israeli quarterly Azure.
Meet Our Visiting Fellows
Peter Huessy is President of GeoStrategic Analysis, founded in 1981, and the senior defense consultant at the Air Force Association and National Security Fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council. For the past three decades, he has hosted the Congressional Breakfast Seminar Series on Capitol Hill. He specializes in securing support for key defense policy initiatives. From 1981-2011, Mr. Huessy helped the U.S. Air Force with strategic assessments of the threats facing the U.S. He has lectured at the U.S. Naval Academy, the Joint Military Intelligence College, U.S. National War College, Johns Hopkins SAIS, the Institute of World Politics, and the University of Maryland.
Mr. Huessy has served as a consultant monitoring budget and policy developments on missile defense, nuclear deterrence, terrorism and a wide range of proliferation, arms control and homeland security issue. He has written for National Review, Human Events, National Interest, Family Security Matters, Big Peace, Fox Forum and Stonegate Institute, and has appeared frequently on television and radio discussing key national security issues.
Yaakov Lappin is a journalist for the Jerusalem Post, where he covers military and national security affairs, and is author of the book The Virtual Caliphate.
On a daily basis, Yaakov provides breaking security and defense news coverage on Israel and the Middle East. He also covers key developments affecting Israeli national security and strategic regional developments. Yaakov appears as a commentator on several international and Israeli news programs for both television and radio.
Yaakov holds an MA in the History of International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in Politics and Modern History from the University of Manchester.
Gabriel Scheinmann is a Ph.D. candidate in Government at Georgetown University, focusing on international security, alliance architecture, and grand strategy. His dissertation work examines the impact of great power decline on alliances. He is a 2008 graduate of Harvard College, where he concentrated in Government and edited and co-founded the first Harvard College journal focusing on Middle Eastern affairs.
In addition, he serves as a consultant to the Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where he is conducting research on the history of U.S. grand strategy towards Asia. Over the past three years, he has been a Rumsfeld Foundation Graduate Fellow. His publications have been featured in The National Interest, DefenseNews, The Daily Caller, and The Washington Quarterly. He is fluent in English and French, speaks Hebrew, and has studied Arabic.
Dr. Joshua Sinai
Dr. Joshua Sinai is a Washington, DC-based consultant on national security studies, focusing primarily on terrorism, counter-terrorism, homeland security, and foreign area studies, including the Middle East. He has more than 25 years of experience in conducting national security studies in government, the corporate sector, and academia, including teaching at the graduate level. He had previously worked as Associate Professor/Research at Virginia Tech Research Center-Arlington, with whom he continues to be affiliated. Dr. Sinai has published more than 80 articles in academic publications, magazines, and newspapers. His publication about “The Active Shooter – A Handbook on Prevention” was published by ASIS International in early 2013. He obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science, with a specialization in Comparative Politics and the Middle East, from Columbia University.