Ron Tira

Ron Tira

Editorial Advisory Panel

LTC Ron Tira (Res.) is the author of The Nature of War: Conflicting Paradigms and Israeli Military Effectiveness as well as other books and publications. Currently a businessman and a reservist at the Israel Air Force's Campaign Planning Department, Tira is a former fighter pilot with over 30 years of experience in intelligence and special operations. He regularly contributes publications to the Tel Aviv-based Institute for National Security Studies and he is a contributor to all major Israeli newspapers. Between 1997-2005, Tira wrote regular columns in the Israeli daily financial newspaper,Globes.

Publications

(Abridged list)

 

"Is Iran in Strategic Equilibrium?", Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Strategic Assessment, Vol. 18, No. 4, January 2016

"Israeli Strategy for What Follows the Sykes-Picot Era," Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) Strategic Assessment, Vol. 18, No. 1, April 2015

"D-Day+1: Strategies for the Day after an Attack on Iran”, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) Strategic Assessment, Vol. 15, No. 4, January 2013. 

"The Breakup of Israel’s Strategic Puzzle", Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) Strategic Assessment Vol. 14, No. 3, October 2011.

“Forming an Israeli Policy Toward Syria”; Yediot Aharonot Publising; Tel Aviv; 2000;

The Nature of War: Conflicting Paradigms and Israeli Military Effectiveness; Sussex Academic Press; Brighton/Portland/Vancouver; 2009;

“The Struggle over the Nature of War”, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), 2008

“The Limitations of Standoff Firepower-Based Operations”, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), 2007

“Can Iran be Deterred?”; Policy Review, no. 169, Hoover Institution; Stanford University; 2011;

“The United States in the Middle East: An Exercise in Self-Defeat”; Institute for National Security Studies (INSS); Strategic Assessment; Volume 14, No. 1; April 2011

“Yes They Can: The US Can Prevent Iran from Acquiring the A-Bomb”, Infinity Journal, IJ Exclusive, May 2012

“Shifting Tectonic Plates: Basic Assumptions on the Peace Process Revisited”, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Strategic Assessment; Volume 12, No. 1, June 2009

“A Military Attack on Iran? Considerations for Israeli Decision Making”, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Strategic Assessment; Volume 13, No. 1, July 2010

“Breaking the Amoebae’s Bones (Lessons Learned from the Second Lebanon War)”, Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Strategic Assessment, Volume 9, No. 3, November 2006