Jeremy Stern is news editor of Tablet magazine and nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. He was previously a senior advisor in the Department of State and an explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) officer in the US Army, deploying to five countries in the Middle East and Central Asia. His writing has appeared in the New York TimesWall Street JournalForeign Affairs, NewsweekForeign Policy, and the American Interest, where he was a staff writer. He studied Russian language and literature at Kenyon College and Saint Petersburg State University in Russia.