Steven Terner is a multi-lingual, US-based American scholar and researcher. He spent six years in the Middle East where he earned an MA in Middle East Studies from Ben-Gurion University, and an MA in Government with a specialization in Counter-terrorism and Homeland Security Studies from the Interdisciplinary Center. Mr. Terner recently completed his doctorate in Contemporary Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University, focusing on American-Iranian relations. He has worked at the Indian Embassy in Israel, the Atlantic Council, and Hudson Institute think tanks in Washington, DC, and the Jerusalem Post, where he reported on the Arab Spring. Mr. Terner has presented original research at international academic conferences, and discussed American-Kurdish relations on Kurdistan 24. In 2019, he established IranianEconomicNews.com to examine domestic Iranian economic issues.