Prof. Kobi Michael

Prof. Kobi Michael is a visiting professor at the International Centre for Policing and Security, University of South Wales UK. He is also a senior researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Israel. Among his primary research interests are conflict resolution; strategy; national security; civil-military relations; failed states and peace keeping and state building operations; and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Prof. Michael served as the deputy director general and head of the Palestinian desk at the Ministry for Strategic Affairs. He was a member of the faculty at Ben Gurion University (2008-2011), a senior faculty member at Ariel University (2013-2015), and a visiting professor at Northwestern University in Illinois (2006-7) and Peking University in Beijing (2017). He has published widely in his field – including 20 books and monographs and over 100 articles and chapters in books – and has been awarded several academic prizes, among them, the Yariv Prize, the Tshetshik Prize, the Yitzhak Sadeh Prize, and the Israeli Association for Political Science Prize, awarded for the best book of 2008-9. Among his recent books and monographs:

Seventy Years to UNRWA – Time for Structural and Functional Reforms (co-authored with Michal Hatuel-Radoshitzky), INSS, 2020

Special Operations Forces in the 21st Century – Perspectives from the Social Sciences (co-edited with Jessica Glicken Turnley and Eyal Ben-Ari), Routledge, 2017

Six Days and Fifty Years (co-authored with Gabi Siboni and Anat Kurtz), INSS, 2018

The Arab World on the Road to State Failure (co-authored with Yoel Guzansky), INSS, 2017

IDF Strategy in the Perspective of National Security (co-authored with Meir Elran and Gabi Siboni), INSS, 2016