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Ilana Bet-El

Senior Associate Fellow

Ilana Bet-El is a strategic adviser, writer and historian. A former UN official and senior adviser on the Balkans, she has worked extensively with both governments and clients in the private sector on geostrategic and policy issues related to security, defence and energy in the EU, Russia, Turkey and broader Europe, the Middle East and the Trans-Atlantic community. With a background in the media and academe, she has published widely, including a weekly column on EU defence and security. She holds a PhD in history from UCL, is a member of the WIIS (Women In International Security) Senior Advisory Board in Brussels, and a Visiting Fellow at King’s College London Department of War Studies.

Content by Ilana Bet-El

Policy brief

COVID-19 and the future of security and defence

In a post-COVID world, greater convergence between the silos of security and defence is needed for a more efficient and effective way to deal with threats and risks to both people and states.

20 May 2020 | Ilana Bet-El
Euro-Atlantic Security