Dr. Ori Wertman is a research fellow at the University of South Wales and a lecturer in USW’s MSc Program of International Security and Risk Management. He is an active member of the Jean Monnet Network on EU Counter-Terrorism. Dr. Wertman is also a research fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security (JISS), and a senior researcher at the Elrom Air and Space Research Centre – Tel Aviv University. He holds a PhD from the University of South Wales in the United Kingdom, MBA from the Open University and MA in Government and Politics from the University of Haifa. Dr. Wertman areas of interest are National Security, the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Counter Terrorism, and Israeli Politics, and his articles are published in academic literature and in the media in Israel and abroad. His recent book Israel: National Security and Securitization (Springer, 2023).