About me

I am a political scientist specializing in East Asia politics and international security issues. A Senior Lecturer and the Chair of Social Science and Civics department at Beit Berl College, adjunct lecturer at the Asian Studies Program at Bar-Ilan University and research associate at the Begin Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) at Bar-Ilan University.

I received my PhD in 2005 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The title of the PhD thesis: Analyzing the defense policies of the United States' allies in Asia: Japan, South Korea and the Philippines.

My expertise are in the fields of security and international relations issues in North East Asia; East Asian security; politics and foreign relations in East Asia; Asian international organizations; Arms control in Asia.

My research focus on: the Korean Peninsula security challenges; related North and South Korean relations; Korean foreign and security policy; North and South Korea ecomomic, diplomatic and security relations with Middle Eastern states; South Korea's African policy and the North Korean missile industry.

You can find my published articles in a number of academic journals including International Relations of the Asia Pacific, The Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Defense and Peace Economics, Middle East and Policy Studies, Military & Strategic Affairs, BESA Perspectives Papers and chapters on Korean Peninsula foreign in several edited volumes.

In 2007-2008 I was  a visiting Scholar at the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia, Canada.