Colonel ( Res) Dr Shaul Shay served 27 years in the IDF as

a paratrooper officer and in the Military Intelligence. In the

1973 war he served as a paratrooper

and in the first Lebanon war in 1982 he was the

G2 of an armor brigade. In the 1990s he served as the

head of counter terror branch and the intelligence

officer of the Southern Command.

In the years 2000 – 2007 he was the head of the

IDF Military History Department.

In the years 2007-2009 he was the deputy head of the

National Security Council (NSC) of Israel.

Shaul Shay holds M.A and Phd degrees from the

Bar Ilan University and he is a lecturer

in the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzeliya  ( IDC).

Shaul Shay is a senior research fellow of the

International Institute for counter Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzeliya (IDC), Israel.

Dr  Shay is the author and the editor of 19 books, 11 of  them were published in the USA and U.K. His latest books are:

Israel and Islamic terror abductions (1986 – 2016) , Sussex Academic Publishers, Brighton, U.K.2016.

 Somalia in transition since 2006, Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, 2014.

The global jihad and the tactic of terror abductions, Sussex Academic Publishers, Brighton, U.K.2013.

Dr. Col. (Res.) Shaul Shay

Research Fellow, ICT, IDC Herzliya

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