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MA in Political Science, Haifa University, Israel (MA Thesis Subject: "Barriers to the Advancement of the Oslo Peace Process “1993-2001”- under the supervision of Professor Gabriel Ben-Dor and Doctor Dan Scheuftan).
MBA in Business Administration, the Open University, Israel.
BA in Political Science and Philosophy, Haifa University, Israel.


Ori Wertman is a PhD candidate and a research assistant at the University of South Wales, and he joined the department in September 2019. Ori holds MA in Political Science from University of Haifa, MBA from the Israeli Open University, and BA in Political Science and Philosophy from University of Haifa. On his PhD thesis under the supervision of Professor Christian Kaunert, Ori explores the security and securitization in Israel . His main field of interest are the Arab Israeli conflict, security studies, counter terrorism, securitization theory, Israeli politics, and international politics.


Ori was a foreign affairs and political adviser to former Israeli Labour Party chairman Isaac Herzog, was a deputy chairman of the Israeli Labour Party Youth, and was a candidate on the Labour’s Knesset (Israeli Parliament) list.


(2020) “Benny Gantz- the responsible adult of Israeli politics”, Jerusalem Post.
(2020) “The government cannot be reliant on the Joint List’s support” (with C. Kaunert), Jerusalem Post.
(2020) “Benjamin Netanyahu must resign if he fails to form a government”, Jerusalem Post.
(2020) “First a Palestinian Refusal, then an Israeli Annexation”, Jerusalem Post.
(2020) “Labor Party’s Swan Song”, Jerusalem Post.
(2019)‚ “The Impact of Terrorism on Peace Processes – The Oslo Accords 1993-1995” (with S. Leonard and C. Kaunert), in Hale, S. and Lowie, D., (eds.), Terrorism and State Surveillance of Communication, London: Routledge.
(2019)‚ “EU-MENA Counterterrorism Cooperation” (with C. Kaunert and S. Leonard), in Cusumano, E. (ed.), Building Resilience across the Mediterranean, London: Routledge.
(2019)‚ Counter-terrorism cooperation between NATO and the EU (with C. Kaunert), in Tardy, T. and Lindstroem, G. (eds.), EU-NATO Cooperation, (Paris: EUISS-NDC).
(2019) “Israel’s Political Catastrophe” (with C. Kaunert), Jerusalem Post.
(2019) “The Illusion of Settlements as a Barrier to Peace”, Jerusalem Post.
(2019) “September 2019 Elections’ Outcomes”, Jerusalem Post.
(2019) “Bold Gambling of Elections’ Results”, Jerusalem Post.
(2019) “Pre-Elections Conundroms”, Jerusalem Post.
(2019) “Ehud Barak- The Political Illusion of the Zionist Left”, Jerusalem Post.
(2019) “The center-left bloc will not be able to form a government” (with C. Kaunert), Jerusalem Post.
(2019) “September elections might undermine Israeli democracy” (with C. Kaunert), Jerusalem Post.
(2019) “Elections 2019: Back to the 80’s”, Jerusalem Post.
(2019) “This Election is about the Settlements blocs and the Jordan Valley’s Future” (with C. Kaunert), Jerusalem Post.
(2019) “Gaza Strip: A Problem with no Immediate Solution”, Jerusalem Post.
(2019) “Always, Surprises are expected is the 2019 Elections”, Jerusalem Post.
(2019) “Netanyahu is a Product of Israel’s Political System”, Jerusalem Post.
(2019) “The Israeli Elections and the European Union” (with C. Kaunert), Jerusalem Post.
(2019) “Will Netanyahu form a Government after Elections”, Jerusalem Post.
(2019) “Labor- Has the Party ended”, Jerusalem Post.

Areas of Expertise

Arab Israeli conflict, security studies, counter terrorism, securitization theory, Israeli politics, and international politics.

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