About Me

Welcome to my site!

Here’s a little info about me.

I’m a military and strategic affairs analyst.

My areas of coverage are usually focused on Israel’s defense establishment, and the country’s strategic environment. Bylines at JNS, Jane’s Defence Weekly, Times of Israel, the National Interest, and the Circuit

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.

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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