Nicholas Saidel

About Nicholas Saidel

Nicholas Saidel is currently Associate Director of the Institute for Strategic Threat Analysis & Response (ISTAR) at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Saidel has contributed opinion pieces to publications including The Daily Beast and the Huffington Post. Before coming to ISTAR, he was an Associate at the law firm of Wolf Block LLP, a Legislative Aide to United States Congressman Robert A. Brady (Dem, 1st. Pa), and a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI).
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Hezbollah at a crossroads

ANALYSIS ­– With the Middle East in turmoil, the “Party of God” is transforming from an anti-Israel militia to a regional actor heavily invested in the Syrian civil war and resembling a conventional […]

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