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Jonathan Shimshoni
Jonathan (Yoni)
Research Affiliate, MIT Security Studies Program

Jonathan (Yoni) Shimshoni served for 25 years with the IDF, in both field command and staff positions, culminating his career as Director of Planning for the Planning Division with the rank of Brigadier General. He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton, with a specialty in security policy. Yoni has taught at Princeton and has pursued research on strategic issues at MIT; he has published within the Cornell Studies in Security Affairs, in International Security and in Survival on conventional deterrence, technology, doctrinal innovation and strategy formulation, as well as in the leading Israeli daily (Haaretz). Yoni has served on several committees of the Israeli National Security Council and in the IDF reserves continued to work extensively on challenging security issues – related to economics, technology, strategy and doctrine. In addition to these security and policy related endeavors, Yoni was Managing Partner of PWC Consulting in Israel and led the establishment and management of a start-up company. In 2018-19 He was a Wilson Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, working on societal warfare in the 21st century, a project he is continuing this year as a Visiting Fellow at SSP.