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Wyss, Michel

Michel Wyss is a Scientific Assistant at the Military Academy (MILAC) at ETH Zurich and a lecturer in Strategic Studies in the BA in Public Policy study program. He received his MA in Government from the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya where he also was a recipient of the Ragonis Scholarship and a visiting research affiliate at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin.

Prior to MILAC, he worked for the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT), the corporate security unit at the German Development Corporation and the Federal Office for Defence Procurement/armasuisse.

His research interests include political science, military strategy and irregular warfare, and his work has been published in Democracy and Security and Lawfare, among others.

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Iranian Proxy Warfare in Iraq and Yemen

As the US Congress in early fall 2015 prepared to approve the “historic deal that will prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon,” the nature of Tehran’s foreign policy and its regional ambitions were a regular point of contention between proponents and critics of the nuclear agreement.
This paper of Michel Wyss was ranked by the Decision Committee at the 3rd honorable place in the Eyal Ragonis Memorial Competition for 2016-2017.
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