IDF MG (ret.) Yaakov Amidror

IDF Major General (ret.) Yaakov Amidror is a Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy Distinguished Fellow. General Amidror was formerly the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Israel, as well as the head of the National Security Council, from 2011-2013. During his 36-year career in the IDF, Maj. Gen. Amidror served as Commander of IDF Military Colleges, Military Secretary for the Minister of Defense, Director of the Intelligence Analysis Division, and as Intelligence Officer for the Northern Command. Maj. Gen. Amidror received a Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Haifa, and has authored several books on intelligence and military strategy, including Winning Counterinsurgency War: The Israeli Experience.


Iran’s Ring of Fire
Initial Lessons From the October 2023 War
A New Middle East
The Status Quo in Gaza Is the Least-Bad Option
US Must Protect Israel’s QME After F-35 Sale to UAE
The Truth Behind Israel and Egypt’s Submarine Affair
Power-Hungry Turkey May Push the Eastern Mediterranean Into an Armed Conflict
The Israeli Security Establishment Helped Beat Coronavirus – and is Ready for Future...
Israeli Decision-Making During the COVID-19 Crisis
Iran Keeps Up Its Malign Behavior, Pandemic Notwithstanding
What We Know About Iran Five Years After Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress
Preventing Iran From Creating More Hezbollahs Across the Middle East
The Strategic Framework for Israeli Operations in Syria
How to Reduce Terrorism
Beware Media Fear-Mongering
Peas in a Nuclear Pod
As Daesh Is Crushed, Future Of Middle East At Stake
Trade Insights, Not Barbs
Out With the Old, In With the New
Speaking Out of Turn