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Dr. Ronen Bergman

Dr. Ronen Bergman is a senior political and military analyst for Yedioth Aharonoth, Israel’s

largest circulated daily newspaper and a contributing writer for the New York Times
Magazine– writing extensively on Middle Eastern security, military and intelligence affairs –
and is internationally recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in his field.
Dr. Bergman has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign
Affairs, Newsweek, The Times, Guardian, Der Spiegel, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, and GQ
Magazine. In addition, he is frequently interviewed by major US broadcasting and cable
networks, the BBC, and Al‐Jazeera.

An author of five best selling Hebrew language non‐fiction books, Dr. Bergman covers topics
that range from government corruption to Israeli wars and its POWs and MIAs to the
Iranian nuclear project and Mossad activities. A translation of his third book, The Secret War
with Iran, was published in the United States by Simon & Schuster, appeared in the Boston
Globe’s “Recommended Reading List” for the summer of 2009 and was described by The
Economist as "an enthralling read".

Dr. Bergman is currently working on his sixth book, provisionally titled The Mossad and the
Art of Assassination, published by Random House.

Dr. Bergman frequently lectures to academic and military audiences, as well as to the
general public. He has been a guest lecturer at academic forums at major universities and
institutions in Israel and abroad. He is a regular co‐anchor of a daytime news and current
affairs magazine on Israeli TV.
Dr. Bergman received a PhD with distinction in History and International Relations from
Cambridge University and graduated cum laude from Haifa University Law School. Dr.
Bergman is also a member of the Israeli Bar.
Recent Selected Publications:

Will Israel Attack Iran- A cover story for the New York Times Magazine which created a world commotion and is now nominated to few awards: 


Gilad Shalit and the Rising Price of an Israeli Life- A cover story for the New York Times Magazine which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the unprecedented prisoner exchange between Israel and Hamas:

Killing the Killers- A Newsweek cover story on the Mossad:


 Israel's Shadowy War on Iran- A Cover story in the German magazine Der Spiegel on the Mossad, primarily on its efforts to stop Iran from achieving nuclear capabilities:,1518,739883,00.html


The Dubai Job: A detailed account of the January 2010 assassination in Dubai of Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh, published in GQ:


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