Prof. Dmitry Adamsky

Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy Ph.D., The University Of Haifa

Head of Honors track in Strategy & Decision Making

  • Prof. Dmitry (Dima) Adamsky is a Head of the BA Honors Track in Strategy and Decision Making. Prior to joining the school in 2010, he has been a pre- and post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University, a visiting fellow at the Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University and at the Norwegian Institute for Defense Studies. His research interests include international security, strategic studies, cultural approach to IR, modern military thought, nuclear strategy, American, Russian and Israeli national security policy. He has published on these topics in Foreign Affairs, Security Studies, Journal of Strategic Studies, Intelligence and National Security, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, and has contributed chapters to Survival. His books Operation Kavkaz and The Culture of Military Innovation (Stanford UP) earned the annual (2006 and 2012) prizes for the best academic works on Israeli security.
    His book Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy: Religion, Politics and Strategy (Stanford UP) , won the 2020 ISA prize for the best work in the category of Religion and International Relations. In addition to his academic career, in his positions in the Israeli Ministry of Defense and the IDF, Dr. Adamsky has carried out intelligence analysis and strategic policy planning. In the latter capacity, he served as assistant secretary of the committee charged with formulating Israel's national security concept.