Nicholas Saidel is currently Associate Director of ISTAR. 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 Fox News and the Jerusalem Post, and has an ongoing “Ops & Blogs” column at the Times of Israel. 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 (1st. Pa) and a Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.