Col. Shay Shabtai (Ret.)

Col. Shay Shabtai (Ret.) has served for more than 20 years as part of Israel’s national security and strategic and military planning community including as a member of the Dan Meridor commision for national security. He received his MA from the Tel Aviv University Executive Program for Middle East Studies where he is currently a PhD candidate. His current research includes alternative strategies for Israel; the influence of global trends on humanity and on strategy; strategic communication and perception management; redefining the operational level of armed conflicts; and the collapse of Iraqi statehood since 1991. Shabtai lectures at Bar Ilan University and IDC Herzliya.