Daniel Rakov, Lieutenant Colonel (res.) joined the Institute for National Security Studies in mid-2019 as a research fellow. Previously, he had a 21-year career in the IDF, mainly in the Israeli Defense Intelligence (Aman). He was employed primarily in research and analysis missions, and dealt with the main strategic and operational challenges in almost every geographical area of interest for the State of Israel. Daniel was born in the former USSR. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a BA (magna cum laude) in Middle Eastern History - both from Tel Aviv University.