Jonathan Panikoff

Jonathan Panikoff is a Middle East analyst for the U.S. Department of Defense. He is currently responsible for briefing and providing analysis on Levant-related matters to senior policy-makers throughout the Defense Department and U.S. Government. He received both his J.D. and M.A. – International Relations, from Syracuse University’s College of Law and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, respectively.

Syria is already in crisis but the death or departure of President Bashar al-Asad is likely to intensify violence and destruction in the country, not quell it.