The Amnon Lipkin-Shahak Program on National Security and Democracy
IDI’s National Security and Democracy program is named after former Chief of Staff Amnon Lipkin-Shahak. The Program, founded with the help of the close friends and family of Israel's 15th Chief of Staff, is dedicated to helping Israel deal effectively with security threats while preserving the values of a free society.
The Amnon Lipkin-Shahak Program on National Security and Democracy builds on the experience and expertise of IDI's Terrorism and Democracy Program, which devoted 12 years to analyzing the legal aspects of Israeli counter-terrorism. It is working to develop national defense policies that will guarantee Israel's security without impairing its democratic vitality. Today, in recognition of the fact that all aspects of warfare are becoming increasingly connected on the modern battlefield, the program focuses on the legal, strategic, media and diplomatic aspects of asymmetric conflict.