Mark A. Heller is Principal Research Associate at the Institute for National Security Studies, and spent many years as the editor of INSS Insight and Tel Aviv Notes.
Dr. Heller holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. He has been affiliated with the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, now incorporated into the Institute for National Security Studies, since 1979, and has taught international relations at Tel Aviv University and at several American universities, including the University of California at San Diego and Cornell University.
He was Coordinator of Research at the Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security in 1991, Visiting Professor of Government at Harvard University in 1992, and Research Associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in 1999.
Dr. Heller has written extensively on Middle Eastern political and strategic issues. His publications include A Palestinian State: The Implications for Israel; The New Middle Class and Regime Stability in Saudi Arabia (co-authored with Nadav Safran);No Trumpets, No Drums: and A Two-State Settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (co-authored with Sari Nusseibeh). He has also published numerous monographs, book chapters, and articles in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Orbis, Survival, The Journal of Strategic Studies and other professional journals, and his op-ed articles have appeared in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, and other leading newspapers.