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Dr. Eitan Azani

Dr. Eitan Azani

Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy
Head of the Counter Terrorism & Homeland Security Program

Contact Details

Phone: 09-9527667


Dr. Col. (Res.) Eitan Azani

Deputy Director, ICT, IDC Herzliya, Israel and the Head of the Security and Counter-Terrorism track at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy.

Dr. Azani currently serves as deputy executive director of the Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya. He is a Colonel (Res.) in the Israel Defence Forces with operational, research and academic experience in counter-terrorism in the regional and international arenas. As part of his position at ICT, Dr. Azani maintains working relations and advises both private and government entities on counter-terrorism issues. Dr. Azani lectures at the School of Government and Politics at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya and additional security and organizational establishments in Israel and abroad.

Eitan Azani obtained his B.A. in Economy, Political Science and Geography at Bar Ilan University, Israel and his M.A. (with honours) in the Security and Strategy Studies Program of Tel-Aviv University. Dr. Azani's Ph.D. dissertation for the Hebrew University, Jerusalem was on “The Development of Revolutionary Islamic Movements a case study of Hizballah.

Fields of research: Financing of global and regional terrorism – the threat and the response, development of global jihad movements (from da’awa to jihad) and Iran and Shiite terrorism – the phenomenon, its characteristics and developing tendencies.
Dr. Azani is the author of Hezbollah: The Story of the Party of God - From Revolution to Institutionalization, praised as "a detailed study by a true scholar-practitioner, ... should be required reading for anyone interested in really understanding this complex political, social and militant organization."


Ph.D., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem