Sima Shine is currently a senior Research fellow in the Institute for National Security Studies. Until recently she was the Deputy Director General of Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs, responsible, inter alia, for the Iranian File.
Before joining the Ministry, Shine served as Deputy Head for Strategic Affairs of Israel’s National Security Council (2008-2009). Prior to that position, Shine served for most of her career in the Israeli Intelligence Community. Her last position was Head of the Research & Evaluation Division in the Mossad (2003-2007). In this capacity, she was in charge of the production of both daily and periodical evaluations on Middle Eastern and international issues, was leading security and intelligence dialogues with various counterparts in the international community and was involved in political-military meetings with decision makers.