About Me

Welcome to my site!

Here’s a little info about me.

I’m a military and strategic affairs analyst and correspondent.

My areas of coverage are usually focused on Israel’s defense establishment, and the country’s strategic environment. 

I’m an in-house analyst at the Miryam Institute,  and research associate at the Alma Center, the Trends Research and Analysis, and at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies. My work appears at Jane’s Defence Weekly, JNS, the National Interest, and the Circuit.

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I’m a regular guest commentator on international TV and radio outlets, including Sky News, BBC World Service, and I24, to provide commentary on defense issues.

Until 2016, I was the Jerusalem Post’s military correspondent.

One of my passions is to give talks, and share what I have learned with an audience.

My educational background:

  • MA in The History of International Relations from the
    London School of Economics and Political Science
  • BA in Politics and Modern History from the University of Manchester

In 2011, I published my first book, Virtual Caliphate.

Contact Email: Yaakov@gmail.com


Yaakov Lappin at the Begin Sadat Center for Strategic Studies

Yaakov Lappin at JNS.org