Yoel Guzansky

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Yoel Guzansky of the INSS in a photo from the INSS website. Accessed 30 November 2012.

Yoel Guzansky is a Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies. [1]


Yoel Guzansky is a graduate of the Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University and is a doctoral candidate in international relations.[1]

Career History

Between 2005 - 2009 Guzansky worked on coordinating the Iranian nuclear challenge at the National Security Council in the Prime Minister's Office, initially as a senior expert on arms control and later as head of the Iran desk.[1]

Current Activity

Yoel Guzansky is a research fellow at INSS. He is quoted as being an expert on security in the Gulf states and is a frequent contributor to the Israeli newspaper Maariv.[1]


  • Yoel Guzansky and Jonathan Schachter, Iran vs. America', National Interest, May 11, 2011.
  • Yoel Guzansky, 'The arab gulf states and the Iranian nuclear challenge: in the line of fire', Middle East Review of International Affairs, Vol. 14, No. 4 (December 2010).
  • Yoel Guzansky, 'Beyond the Nuclear and Terror Threats: The Conventional Military Balance in the Gulf', Strategic Assessment, Volume 13, No. 1, July 2010.
  • Yoel Guzansky, 'Compromising on a Nuclear Iran', Strategic Assessment, Volume 12, No. 3, November 2009.
  • Yoel Guzansky, ed., 'Studies in Deterrence', National Security College and National Defense College, 2008.


  • Yoel Guzansky and Erez Striem, 'Yemen: A Failed State After All', The Jewish Policy Center, Winter 2012.
  • Yoel Guzansky and Gallia Lindenstrauss, 'Mission unaccomplished', The Jerusalem Post, 22 January 2012
  • Yoel Guzansky, 'Riots in Bahrain benefits Iran', Maariv (Hebrew), 21 February 2011.
  • Yoel Guzansky, 'The limits of protest in the Arab world', Maariv (Hebrew), 2 February 2011.
  • Yoel Guzansky, 'Made in Iran', Maariv (Hebrew), 3 November 2010.

National and International Media

  • Numerous interviews in IDF radio (Galei-Tzahal) Retzuat Habitachon.
  • Yoel Guzansky in 'Israel push on Iran included a steady dose of media leaks', The Miami Herald, 7 March 2012.
  • Yoel Guzansky in 'Qatar punches above its diplomatic weight', The Jerusalem Post, 8 March 2012.
  • Yoel Guzanksy in 'Israel debate on Iran strike gains urgency', Financial Times, 3 February, 2012.
  • In 'News Analysis: Israel fears Turkey may sacrifice ties for regional Goals', XINHUA, 5 September, 2011.
  • Numerous interviews in IDF radio (Galei-Tzahal).
  • Yoel Guzansky, interviewed by Bloomberg in: 'Turkey Denies Israeli Military Flight Air Access After Attack on Gaza Ship', 28 June 2010.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Yoel Guzansky biography, INSS website.