Carmit Valensi 

Research Fellow, INSS

Carmit Valensi, a research fellow at the INSS, specializes in the contemporary Middle East, strategic studies, military concepts, and terrorism. She completed her Ph.D. in the Department of Political Science at Tel Aviv University. Her research focuses on “hybrid actors” such as Hamas, Hezbollah, and FARC. She holds a B.A. in Middle East history and political science, and an M.A. in diplomacy studies from Tel Aviv University. Dr. Valensi's has published widely in academic and professional periodicals. In 2010-2011 she was a research fellow in the Fox Fellowship program in regional and international studies at Yale University. During 2008-2010 Dr. Valensi worked as an analyst at the IDF's Dado Center for Interdisciplinary Military Studies, and she is currently a consultant for research and security groups.