Gal Luft

Gal Luft

Co-Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security

Dr. Gal Luft is co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS) in Washington DC. He is also Senior Adviser to the United States Energy Security Council, fellow at the Middle East Forum and Co-chairman of the Global Forum on Energy Security in Beijing. He is Founder and Chairman of Aragon Privacy, a Swiss based company developing a unique privacy and security paradigm.

He specializes in strategy, geopolitics, energy security and cyber security. Newsweek Magazine called him a "tireless and independent advocate of energy security," the business magazine Poder called him "one of the most recognizable figures in modern energy and security issues," and Esquire Magazine included him in its 2007 list of America's Best and Brightest.

Dr. Luft has published numerous studies and articles on security issues in various newspapers and publications. He is co-author of Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century (2009), Turning Oil into Salt: Energy Independence Through Fuel Choice (2009) and Petropoly: The Collapse of America's Energy Security Paradigm (2012). He is author of Beer, Bacon and Bullets: Culture in Coalition Warfare from Gallipoli to Iraq (2010). He appears frequently in the media and consults to various think tanks, news organizations and major corporations.

He has been chairman and board member of cyber and IT companies in Israel and Europe.

He holds a doctorate in strategic studies from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS,) Johns Hopkins University.