Shmuel Bar

Senior Research Fellow, The Samuel Neaman Institute for Public Policy, Technion University, Haifa

Dr. Shmuel Bar is Senior Research Fellow at the Samuel Neaman Institute for National Policy Studies at the Technion – Israel Institute for Technology and founder and CEO of IntuView Ltd – a start-up dealing in “artificial intuition” technology. He is also adjunct Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute and has been Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.

Shmuel served for thirty years in the Israeli intelligence community including in senior positions in the Office of the Prime Minister, where he dealt, inter alia, with Jihadist movements and WMD proliferation issues and in diplomatic posting in Europe where he liaised with European Intelligence agencies on these and other issues. He has headed research projects – many of them for US government agencies – and published extensively on issues relating to the Middle East, including ideology and operational codes of radical Islamic movements, leadership paradigms and command and control structures in the Middle East, scenarios for Middle East futures post the “Arab Spring”, Iranian defense doctrine and negotiating methods and more. He holds a Ph.D. in History of the Middle East from Tel-Aviv University.