Stefan Wolfrum is part of a research project on Israels domestic developments security issues and foreign affairs at the Middle East and Africa Research Division of Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (the German Institute for International and Security Affairs) in Berlin. He holds an MA in International Relations Security and Diplomacy Studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as degrees in European Studies Arabic and Hebrew from the University of Amsterdam. Currently he is pursuing a PhD focusing on regional cooperation and political economy in Israel and the Eastern Mediterranean.