Author profile: Glen Segell

Dr Glen Segell is a Research Fellow at the Ezri Center for Iran and Gulf States Research, University of Haifa, and at the Department of Political Studies and Governance, University of the Free State. He specializes in intelligence studies, civil-military relations and strategic communications where he also consults as an expert for NATO. He has held teaching and research positions in the United Kingdom, Israel and South Africa. He holds the rank of Brigadier-General (Reserves) and has been involved in active intelligence and offense operations in Iraq, Kuwait, Sudan and Libya.

Opinion – Is the Next Middle East War on the Horizon?

Glen Segell • Dec 4 2020 • Articles

The assassination of Iran’s nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh amidst high profile Israeli-Saudi diplomacy may be omens for escalation in the Middle East.

Review – Revolutionary Brothers

Glen Segell • Mar 17 2020 • Features

Tom Chaffin’s book explores the friendship between Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette and the revolutionary alliance that followed.

Non-State Power: The Case of Hamas

Glen Segell • Feb 18 2019 • Articles

Non-state actors that prioritize control and censorship over openness, would be deficient in soft power projection and success. So they would fall to using sharp power.

The Legacy of the Obama Administration

Glen Segell • Oct 30 2016 • Articles

During Obama’s tenure America’s global leadership has declined to its lowest ebb leaving some allies to wonder how much they can rely on the US.

The Predictable and Permanent Nature of the Islamic State

Glen Segell • Nov 12 2014 • Articles

History is providing examples of the evolution and transformation of regimes away from their radical and extremist stances to participation in the international system.

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt and Israel

Glen Segell • Dec 12 2013 • Articles

Morsi’s single year in power brought more changes in relations between Israel and Egypt than the many years of his predecessors, Presidents Mubarak, Sadat and Nasser.

Egyptian and Syrian Civil-Military Relations

Glen Segell • Jul 18 2013 • Articles

The civil-military relations in Egypt and Syria help explain their domestic strife and the expected outcome after this ends. Both countries will face problems until these relations are resolved.

U.S. Military Culture and the Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Glen Segell • Mar 6 2013 • Articles

Military culture will determine the characteristics of the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan. In turn, the withdrawal will determine American military culture and its organization into the 21st century.

The Eight-Day War

Glen Segell • Jan 14 2013 • Articles

The one problem that prevents an end to the Israel-Palestine issue is the willingness of leaders to take the chance of compromise to get something which is better than nothing.

The Syrian Army and the Coming Winter War

Glen Segell • Oct 11 2012 • Articles

Assad and the Syrian military are bound together in their fate. Preserving Assad’s power is crucial to keep the armed forces in safe employment – a lifestyle that could scarcely be an option under a new government.

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