Former defense minister Moshe Yaalon has joined the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), a leading Israeli think tank, it was announced on Sunday.
Yaalon, who has made known his intention to run for prime minister, will evidently be spending much of his time in foreign policy research while he waits for the next election. Or, as he himself put it, “I’m happy to join the Institute during my hiatus.”
At the Tel Aviv University-affiliated INSS, Yaalon will be a senior research associate and lead strategic studies dealing with Israeli policies in the post-Iran nuclear deal era. He will also lead studies on Israeli policies in relation to other regional threats, particularly those coming from Syria and Lebanon.
Yaalon was welcomed by Chairman of the INSS Board of Directors, Frank Lowy, and INSS Director Maj.-Gen. (res.) Amos Yadlin.