Matthias Küntzel

Matthias Küntzel

Matthias Küntzel (1955—) is an author and political scientist who teaches political science at a technical college in Hamburg, Germany. He has written a number of books in German, of which a few, like Bonn and the Bomb: German Politics and the Nuclear Option (1995) and his award-winning Jihad and Jew-Hatred: Islamism, Nazism and the Roots of 9/11 (2007) is available in English.

Küntzel is an external research associate at the Vidal Sassoon International Centre for the Study of Antisemitism (SICSA) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a member of the Board of Directors of the American association, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME). Since 2001, his research and writing has focused on: Antisemitism in current Islamic thinking, Islamism, Islamism and National Socialism, Iran, and German and European policies towards the Middle East and Iran.

His essays and articles have been translated into ten languages and published inter alia in The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, The Weekly Standard, Telos, Policy Review, The Jerusalem Post, Tagesspiegel, Spiegel and Internationale Politik.

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