Dmitry (Dima) Adamsky

Assistant Professor at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the IDC Herzliya

Dr. Dmitry (Dima) Adamsky is Assistant Professor at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the IDC Herzliya. He has been a pre- and post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University, a visiting fellow at the Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University and at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies. His research interests include international security, strategic studies, cultural approach to IR, modern military thought, nuclear strategy, American, Russian and Israeli national security policy. He has published on these topics in Foreign Affairs, Journal of Strategic Studies, Intelligence and National Security, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Journal of Cold War History, Defense and Security Studies and has contributed chapters to edited volumes and encyclopedias on modern military and international history. His first book Operation Kavkaz (Hebrew) earned the prize for the best academic work on Israeli security in 2006. His second book The Culture of Military Innovation was published by Stanford University Press in 2010 and translated to Hebrew in 2012. In addition to his academic career, in his positions in the Israeli Ministry of Defense and the IDF, Dr. Adamsky has carried out intelligence analysis and strategic policy planning. In the latter capacity, he served as assistant secretary of the committee charged with formulating Israel's national security concept.