January 30, 2023
About Us

About Us

Irina Tsukerman, Esq., a human rights and national security lawyer dedicated to actionable analysis, is the Editor in Chief of The Washington Outsider and President of Scarab Rising, Inc.

After graduating from Fordham University (B.A., International/Intercultural Studies and Middle East Studies, 2006) and Fordham University School of Law (J.D., 2009), Irina built a professional practice focused on relentlessly championing underreported international causes, especially through publications, media appearances, interviews, and organizing major international events.

A prolific writer, her work appears regularly in US, European, Middle Eastern, and other international publications, including The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (3rd most popular article for 2019), Newsweek, Modern Diplomacy, Legal Insurrection, Fair Observer, Center for International Maritime Security, Arab News, Begin-Sadat Center, National Interest, Jerusalem Post, Small Wars Journal, Algemeiner, and American Spectator.

Interviews with Irina have appeared in the NY Post, Fox News, International Business Times, The Media Line, Asharq Al-Awsat, Al Arabiya, Al Ayn, Almasry Alyaoum, Masrawy, Saudi Gazette, Bahrain’s Al Watan, and Egypt’s Ezzaman. She has been interviewed and referenced in a spectrum of international media on various topics, and her writings have been translated into Arabic, Farsi, Turkish, Indonesia, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Kurdish.

Irina has presented to the United Nations and UN Human Rights Commission, on congressional panels (“We the People Forum” on US-Iran Foreign Policy, 2017), at international conferences (Countering Iranian Terrorism Conference, Brussels, 2017; the Muslim World League’s “2nd Conference on Cultural Rapprochement between the United States of America and the Muslim World,” 2018; Moroccan Millennial Leaders’ “Global Energy School,” Essaouira, 2018), and scholarly conferences (George Mason University’s “Character Assassination and Reputational Politics Conference,” 2017 and 2019; National Communications Association Conference “Communications for Survival,” 2019, Autobiography/Biography and Reputational Politics, University of Vienna, 2020).

An invited guest at the 2019 Africa Security Conference in Marrakech, Irina has also appeared as a commentator on BBC Arabic, Fox Business, i24, al-Arabiya, Al Hurra, Moroccan Channel 2M, The John Batchelor Show, Middle East Forum Radio, and other American radio programs. Excerpts of an interview she gave in al-Watan were read on air on Saudi24.