Dr. Ely Karmon is Senior Research Scholar at The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) and Senior Researcher at the Institute for Policy and Strategy at The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel. He lectures on International Terrorism and CBRN terrorism at IDC.

He holds a B.A. in English and French Culture from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, a Licence in International Relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris, and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science at Haifa University.

Served as advisor to the Israeli Ministry of Defense and the Anti-Semitism Monitoring Forum of the Israeli Government. Member of the International Permanent Observatory on Security Measures during Majors Events at the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), Turin, Italy (2002-2008). In this framework he participated in UN seminars preparing security at Athens Olympics (2004), Turin Winter Olympics (2006) and Beijing 2008 Olympics. Visiting fellow (2002) at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Has written extensively on international terrorism and strategic issues, among others the books Coalitions between Terrorist Organizations: Revolutionaries, Nationalists, and Islamists (Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden and Boston, 2005) and Iran–Syria-Hizballah–Hamas: A Coalition against Nature. Why does it Work? (The Center for Strategic Leadership, U.S. Army War College, 2008).