Nathan Thrall

Nathan Thrall

Nathan Thrall is an American journalist who writes on Middle East politics and United States foreign policy. He has written for GQ, Slate, The New Republic, The New York Times, and The New York Review of Books, and is a contributing editor at Tablet Magazine.



Nathan Thrall holds an M.A. in political science from Columbia University and lives in New York.[1]


The following is a list of some of Thrall's recent articles:

The New York Review of Books

   October 14, 2010 Issue
   The American mission to build up West Bank security forces led by Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad.

The New Republic

   September 9, 2009 Issue
   The Guantanamo detainees we sent to Albania.


   July 2009
   A mentor imprisoned.

The New York Times

   May 22, 2008
   The risks of negotiation.

The Boston Globe

   July 24, 2008
   A response to JFK adviser Ted Sorensen.


   September 2, 2009
   Tirana's painting, rapping, basketball-dunking mayor calls a foul.
   Albania, the Muslim World's Most Pro-American State, pt. I.
   September 3, 2009
   The Muslim world's most tolerant nation is also its most secular.
   Albania, the Muslim World's Most Pro-American State, pt. II.
   September 4, 2009
   Why do Albanians love George W. Bush?
   Albania, the Muslim World's Most Pro-American State, pt. III.

Tablet Magazine

   January 21, 2010
   A brief history of spies, plots, and mysterious deaths surrounding Iran’s nuclear program.

US News & World Report

   January 2, 2009
   Twenty years later, still unsolved.


   March 2008
   What lies at the heart of the conflict between Israel and Iran? A review of Trita Parsi's Treacherous Alliance.

Middle East Review of International Affairs

   June 2007
   Reagan's search for Iranian moderates.

The Jerusalem Post

   November 23, 2007
   On November 20, 1979, several hundred armed rebels laid siege to the holiest place in Islam, the Grand Mosque of Mecca.
   May 25, 2007
   The killing of collaborators in Palestinian society.
   December 20, 2006
   Paul Verhoeven’s Black Book, about a young Jewish woman who joins the Dutch Resistance during World War II 
   only to fall in love with the SS officer on whom she had been spying.
   December 10, 2006
   David Mamet’s plea for his assimilationist brethren to rejoin the tribe and religion they have forsaken.
   November 3, 2006
   Jeffrey Goldberg’s journey from zealous Long Island Zionist to embittered Israeli prison guard.
   September 29, 2006
   A view of the conflict over the chicken-slaughtering ritual known as kapparot.


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