Sima Shine

Sima Shine
Sima Shine
Senior Research Fellow


Sima Shine is currently a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS).

For most of her career, Ms. Shine served in the Israeli Intelligence Community. Her last position was Head of the Research & Evaluation Division of the Mossad (2003-2007).  In this capacity, she was in charge of the production of both daily and periodical evaluations on Middle Eastern and international issues, led security and intelligence dialogues with various counterparts in the international community, and was involved in political-military meetings with decision makers.

After her retirement from the Mossad, Shine served as Deputy Head of Strategic Affairs in Israel's National Security Council (2008-2009) and then (2009 -2016) served in the Ministry of Strategic Affairs, where she was responsible, inter alia, for the Iranian file and was deputy Director General.

Research Fields

  • Iran
  • Iran: political campaign and nuclear program
  • Israel: intelligence
  • Israel: international stature
  • Israel: lawfare
  • Middle East: regional security


Iran and the International community
January 29, 2019
President Rivlin Receives INSS 2019 National Assessment (in Hebrew)
January 16, 2019
The INSS Plan - Panel
October 8, 2018
Implications and Recommendations for the State of Israel
September 3, 2018
Implications of Trump's Exit from the JCPOA
July 3, 2018
Implications of Trump's Exit from the JCPOA
July 2, 2018