Orna Mizrahi is a senior researcher at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in Israel. Orna joined INSS in 2018 after a long career in the Israeli security establishment: 26 years in the IDF (ret. Lt. Col.) and 12 years in the National Security Council (NSC) in the Prime Minister's Office. Her Last position in the NCS was Deputy National Security Adviser for Foreign Policy. During her service in the IDF she served as an intelligence analyst in the Military Intelligence Research Division and as a senior officer in the Strategic Planning Division. Ms. Mizrahi holds an M.A. in History of the Middle East from Tel Aviv University and two B.A. degrees from Tel Aviv University: one in History of the Middle East and the other in General History and the Bible.