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Dr. Eitan Azani

Dr. Azani currently serves as Director of Research at the Institute for

Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and the Head of the BA and MA

Specialization in Counter-Terrorism and Homeland Security at the

Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the

Interdisciplinary Center (IDC)  Herzliya. 

He is a Colonel (Res.) in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) with

operational, research and academic experience in counter-terrorism

in the regional and international arenas.

As part of his position at ICT, Dr. Azani maintains working relations

and advises both private and government entities on counter-

terrorism issues. Dr. Azani lectures at the Lauder School of

Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at IDC Herzliya and

additional security and organizational establishments in Israel and

abroad. He testifies on the subject of Hezbollah in front of the

United States House of Representatives’ Committee on International Affairs as well as the European Parliament.

Eitan Azani obtained his B.A. in Economy, Political Science and Geography at Bar Ilan University, Israel and his M.A. (with honors) in the Security and Strategy Studies Program of Tel-Aviv University. Dr. Azani's Ph.D. dissertation for the Hebrew University, Jerusalem was on “The Development of Revolutionary Islamic Movements a case study of Hezbollah.

Dr. Azani is the author of Hezbollah: The Story of the Party of God - From Revolution to Institutionalization, praised as "a detailed study by a true scholar-practitioner, ... should be required reading for anyone interested in really understanding this complex political, social and militant organization." He is also the author of many scholarly articles and edited volumes – including: The Hybrid Terrorist Organization: Hezbollah as a Case Study, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, pp. 899-916(36), 2013 & Hezbollah's Strategy of “Walking on the Edge“: Between Political Game and Political Violence, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, pp. 741-759(19), November 2012.

Director of Research, ICT & Head of the BA & MA Specialization in Counter-Terrorism, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy, IDC, Herzliya, Israel

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