Shapir, Yiftah S. 1950- (Yiftah Shmuel Shapir)

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Shapir, Yiftah S. 1950- (Yiftah Shmuel Shapir)

PERSONAL:

Born April 17, 1950, in Jerusalem, Israel; son of Alexander and Alma Speyer; married April 3, 1973; wife's name Rachel (deceased); children: Anat, Yael, Matan. Education: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, B.Sc., 1971; Recanati School of Business Administration, M.B.A., 1996. Religion: Jewish.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Institute for National Security Studies, P.O.B. 39950, Tel Aviv 61398, Israel. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Israeli Air Force, career officer, 1972-91, retiring as lieutenant colonel; Institute for National Security Studies (formerly Tel Aviv University Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies), affiliate.

WRITINGS:

(Editor, with Shlomo Brom) The Middle East Military Balance, 1999-2000, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2000.

(Editor, with Shai Feldman) The Middle East Military Balance, 2000-2001, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2001.

(Editor, with Shlomo Brom) The Middle East Military Balance, 2001-2002, MIT Press (Cambridge, MA), 2002.

(Editor, with Ephraim Kam) The Middle East Strategic Balance, 2002-2003, Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv University (Tel Aviv, Israel), 2003.

(Editor, with Shai Feldman) The Middle East Strategic Balance, 2003-2004, Sussex Academic Press (Eastbourne, East Sussex, England), 2004.

(Editor, with Zvi Shtauber) The Middle East Strategic Balance, 2004-2005, Sussex Academic Press (Eastbourne, East Sussex, England), 2005.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Middle East Quarterly, winter, 2004, Asaf Romirowsky, review of The Middle East Military Balance, 2001-2002, p. 85; spring, 2005, John J. Moore, review of The Middle East Strategic Balance, 2003-2004, p. 325.