Dr Sylke Tempel is editor-in-chief of Internationale Politik and the Berlin Policy Journal, both published by the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP). She also teaches International Affairs and Contemporary German History at the Stanford Study Center Berlin and she was Visiting Professor at Stanford University, CA. Previously, Tempel has worked as Near East correspondent for several German newspapers and magazines. She holds an M.A. from Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, in Political Science, Jewish Studies and Journalism and a PH.D in Political Science, History and Jewish Studies from the University of Armed Forces, Munich.