Erik Schechter

Red Phantom Public Relations

Erik Schechter is founder of Red Phantom Public Relations.

A defense and security affairs specialist, Erik Schechter has written for such publications as Aerospace America, C4ISR Journal, Monocle, Training & Simulation Journal and The Jerusalem Post.He previously worked as a PR professional for Spector & Associates, handling defense and hi-tech industry clients and covering security-related issues for the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.Besides covering advances in military technology and tactics, he has written on issues involving International Humanitarian Law, such as the post-disengagement status of the Gaza Strip and controversial interrogation methods used on suspected terrorists. He has reported from northern Iraq and Guantanamo Bay.

Featured Work

Collage of Julian Assange, by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/artensoft/5305386172/" target=_blank">Artensoft</a>

FEB 28, 2011 Article

WikiLeaks: An Overview, Part II

Did WikiLeaks really spark the unrest in Tunisia, as Assange and many pundits claim? No, writes Erik Schechter; but it has certainly influenced politics in ...

Collage of Julian Assange, by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/artensoft/5305386172/" target=_blank">Artensoft</a>

JAN 28, 2011 Article

WikiLeaks: An Overview, Part I

The U.S. government is in an awkward position. How does it legally distinguish between WikiLeaks and the traditional media? Is Julian Assange, in fact, ...

Cutting the Fuse

DEC 14, 2010 Article

Suicide Terror and the Preoccupation with Occupation

According to Robert Pape, suicide bombers the world over are not motivated by religion; they are all secular nationalists resisting foreign occupation. Is there really ...

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AUG 19, 2010 Article

Should We Stop the Next Genocide?

Should the United States, as the world's greatest military power, use its might to prevent the next outbreak of ethnic violence from turning into a ...

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JUN 28, 2010 Article

Legal Scholars Weigh in on Gaza Blockade, Flotilla Deaths

Putting aside overheated rhetoric and pseudo-legal analyses, security affairs writer Erik Schechter asks a group of international law experts about the blockade of the Gaza ...