Former Head, Research Department, Military Intelligence Directorate, Israel Defense Forces (IDF), & Associate, International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel
Brigadier General (Res.) Itai Brun served as the head of Israel Defense Intelligence (IDI) Analysis Division from June 2011 to January 2015. In this position he provided ongoing intelligence assessments to the senior military leadership (the Chief of General staff) and the political level (the Prime Minister, The Defense Minister and the Cabinet).
Prior to this position, he was the head of the Analysis Department in the Israeli Air Force Intelligence and the first director of the IDF's DADO Center for Interdisciplinary Military Studies. He founded the center in late 2006, after the second Lebanon War, and served as its director till January 2011.
Brun is a lawyer and was admitted to the Israeli Bar in 1996. His academic background includes Law and Political Science. He earned his LL.B Degree (Law studies) from Haifa University (cum laude) and a Master's Degree in Political Science (Diplomacy and Security Studies) from Tel-Aviv University (cum laude). Brun is also a graduate of the IDF Command and Staff College.
Brun has published several publications on intelligence and air power issues. His book Intelligence Analysis - Understanding Reality in time of Dramatic Changes (2015) was published (in Hebrew) by the Israel Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center (IICC).