Meir Elran is a senior research fellow at INSS, and head of the Institute’s Homeland Security and the Civil-Military programs. Brig. Gen. (ret.) was a career officer with the IDF Military Intelligence Directorate, where he served, in his last position as the Deputy Director. He earned his B.A. at the Hebrew University, an M.A. at Indiana University, and a PhD at the Haifa University. Dr. Elran has authored and edited several books and numerous articles, most of them on the issue of societal resilience.