Avner Golov is a PhD candidate and Harry S. Truman Scholar at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He is a research fellow at Israel’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) at Tel Aviv. In the past three years Golov was the special assistant to INSS Director Maj. Gen. (ret.) Amos Yadlin. Golov also serves as an adjunct researcher for the Middle East Security Research Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), Washington D.C. Previously he served at Israel’s National Security Staff. Golov has published articles in Israeli and international leading journals, including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the National Interest. He received his M.A. in Government studies with Magna Cum Laude from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) – Herzliya.