Shmuel Bar

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Dr. Shmuel Bar is Director of Studies at the Institute of Policy and Strategy in Herzliya, Israel and a member of the Herzliya Conference's steering team. He is also an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and was the 2007 Distinguished Koret Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
Dr. Bar served for thirty years in the Israeli government, first in IDF Intelligence and then in the Office of the Israeli Prime Minister. He is a specialist in the ideology and operational codes of Islamic fundamentalist and Jihadi movements, including al-Qaeda. During this period he also served as First Secretary at the Israeli Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands. Since 2002, Dr. Bar has published extensively on issues relating to the Middle East, including deterrence theory, radical Islamic ideology, Iranian defence doctrine, and Syrian leadership. Dr. Bar holds a Ph.D. in History of the Middle East from Tel-Aviv University.[1]


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  1. Profile of an Henry Jackson Society event announcement: "The Levantine Conundrum: The Iran-Hezbollah-Syria Nexus" on 26 June 2008