Shlomo Brom

Shlomo Brom
Shlomo Brom
Senior Research Fellow, head of the Program on Israeli-Palestinian Relations


Shlomo Brom, a senior research associate at the Institute for National Security Studies, joined the Jaffee Center in 1998 after a long career in the IDF. His most senior post in the IDF was director of the Strategic Planning Division in the Planning Branch of the General Staff. Brig. Gen. (ret.) Brom participated in peace negotiations with the Palestinians, Jordan, and Syria, and in Middle Eastern regional security talks during the 1990s. He continued to be involved in Track 2 dialogues on these subjects after his retirement from the IDF. In 2000 he was named deputy to the National Security Advisor, returning to JCSS at the end of his post. In 2005-2006 Brig. Gen. (ret.) Brom was a member of the Meridor committee established by the Minister of Defense to reexamine the security strategy and doctrine of the State of Israel. His primary areas of research are Israeli-Palestinian relations and national security doctrine.

Brom authored Israel and South Lebanon: In the Absence of a Peace Treaty with Syria, and edited The Middle East Military Balance 1999-2000 and The Middle East Military Balance 2001-2002. He is the editor of In the Aftermath of Operation Pillar of Defense: The Gaza Strip, November 2012, co-editor (with Meir Elran) of The Second Lebanon War: Strategic Perspectives and (with Anat Kurz) the Strategic Survey for Israel series.

Research Fields

  • Arab Spring
  • Israel: nuclear and arms control policy
  • Israel: Palestinians, political process
  • Israel: security policy
  • Middle East: regional dynamics and processes
  • Military balance


The INSS Plan - Panel
October 8, 2018
Possible Scenarios for Israel and the Palestinians and Discussion with the Researchers
March 26, 2018
Blame Game
January 30, 2018
The Upheavals in the Middle East: One Year Later
August 28, 2013
Planning for the Unknown: Possible Scenarios
Panel - Israel's Missile Defense: Pros and Cons