Dr. Emily Landau is a senior research associate at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Tel Aviv, where she is also director of the Arms Control and Regional Security Project. She has published and lectured extensively on nuclear proliferation, arms control efforts, and regional security in the Middle East, including Arab perceptions of Israel's qualitative edge and Israeli-Egyptian relations; efforts to confront the proliferation challenges posed by Iran and North Korea; Israel's nuclear image and policy; and developments in global nuclear arms control thinking in the post-Cold War world. Her current research focuses on regional dynamics and processes in the Middle East and developments in arms control thinking on nuclear proliferation.
She is co-author of Israel's Nuclear Image: Arab Perceptions of Israel's Nuclear Posture (1994), co-editor of Building Regional Security in the Middle East: International, Regional and Domestic Influences (2003), and author of Arms Control in the Middle East: Cooperative Security Dialogue and Regional Constraints (Sussex Academic Press, 2006). Her most recent publications are The Obama Vision and Nuclear Disarmament (co-editor, INSS, 2011) and Decade of Diplomacy: Negotiations with Iran and North Korea and the Future of Nuclear Non-Proliferation (author, INSS, 2012).
Dr. Landau also teaches nuclear strategy, negotiations and arms control in the Executive MA program in Diplomacy and Security at Tel Aviv University and in the Lauder School of Government at IDC, Herzliya. She is a frequent commentator to Israeli and leading international media on her topics of expertise, and an active participant in a range of Track II initiatives dealing with regional security in the Middle East. She has served on the steering committee of EuroMeSCo, and serves on the board of advisory editors of Fathom. She holds a Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.