Oded Eran


Senior research fellow at the Institute For National Security Studies (INSS), Tel-Aviv University

Served as director of INSS from July 2008 to November 2011, following a long career in Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government positions.

In his most recent post before joining INSS, Dr. Eran served as the World Jewish Congress Representative in Israel and the Secretary General of the WJC Israel Branch. From 2002-2007, he served as Israel's ambassador to the European Union (covering NATO as well). Prior to that (1997-2000) he was Israel's ambassador to Jordan, and head of Israel's negotiations team with the Palestinians (1999-2000). Other previous positions include deputy director general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the deputy chief of the Israeli embassy in Washington.

Between 2007-2013 he served as an advisor to the Knesset sub-committee on Foreign Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.


Avoiding the Next Direct Confrontation Between Israel and Iran
It will be wrong to assume that Iran will give up its strategic objectives because of the Israeli response, but it will have to adjust their implementation to the concerns and interests of other

Oded Eran
Situation in Syria and Israel's Interests
The situation in Syria is fraught with dangers. One of the most serious ones is misreading and misinterpreting the motives and intentions of the various actors even if many of them maintain hotlines

Oded Eran
Why Israel Sees Iranian Presence in Syria As a Threat
With so many actors involved in the Syrian situation, each of them pursuing their own interests, misreading, misinterpreting and misjudging intentions, plans, facts and actions, the risks are huge

Oded Eran


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