Zvi Magen

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel Aviv University          

Zvi Magen joined the INSS research staff following a long career in Israel’s Foreign Service. He served as Israel’s ambassador to the Ukraine (1993–1997), and as Israel’s ambassador to Russia (1998–1999). He served as head of the “Nativ” organisation (the Prime Minister’s Office liaison group for the FSU and Jewish diaspora aff airs) (1999–2006), and he was head of the Institute for Eurasian Studies at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya (2006–2009). Zvi Magen served in IDF Military Intelligence, completing his service with the rank of lieutenant colonel. Research interests include Russia and the Middle East.