Kobi Michael

Institute for National Security Studies

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Senior researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), an Israeli research institute and think tank affiliated with Tel Aviv University and senior lecturer at Ariel University’s Department of Political Science; formerly he served as the Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs

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