Yaakov Lappin

Yaakov Lappin is a journalist for the Jerusalem Post, where he covers military and national security affairs. His also a military analyst for IHS Jane's and author of the book "The Virtual Caliphate."

On a daily basis, Yaakov provides breaking security and defense news coverage on Israel and the Middle East. He appears regularly as a guest commentator on television and radio news programs.

He holds an MA in the History of International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a BA in Politics and Modern History from the University of Manchester.

He can be reached at yaakovl@jpost.com.

Writings by Yaakov Lappin
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Title Publication Date
Make or Break Moment for Palestinian Violence (2 comments) Special to IPT News April 21, 2016
How to Dismantle ISIS' Global Terror HQ in Raqqa Special to IPT News April 7, 2016
The Gaza Time Bomb (2 comments) Special to IPT News March 30, 2016
IDF Racing to Restructure Itself for New Middle East Warfare (3 comments) Special to IPT News February 23, 2016
IDF Preparing for Arrival of ISIS on Syrian Border Special to IPT News January 29, 2016
Israel Sees Short and Long-term Repercussions in Iranian Sanctions Relief Special to IPT News January 25, 2016
Is the Obama Administration Forfeiting IAEA Inspections of Iranian Military Sites? (1 comment) Special to IPT News June 25, 2015
Israel Hopes to Use Current Lull to Prepare for Radical Islamic Storm Special to IPT News June 12, 2015
Hamas Using Truce to Prepare for Next Clash with Israel (2 comments) Special to IPT News May 18, 2015
Iran Deal Frees Up New Financing to Carry Out Terrorism Special to IPT News April 9, 2015
Hamas's International Triangle of Bases: Gaza, Turkey and Qatar Special to IPT News December 18, 2014
Iran and US Fighting On Same Side Rattles Israeli Defense Officials (2 comments) Special to IPT News December 11, 2014
Israel Tries to Contain Surge in Deadly Palestinian Violence (1 comment) Special to IPT News November 12, 2014
Israel Prepares For When Syrian Jihadis Turn Their Guns South (1 comment) Special to IPT News October 13, 2014
War Leaves Hamas Battered as Israel Gives Diplomacy a Chance (1 comment) Special to IPT News August 19, 2014
Israel Watching Hizballah While Fighting a Cautious Battle With Hamas Special to IPT News July 17, 2014
West Bank Kidnapping Triggers Massive Crackdown on Hamas (1 comment) Special to IPT News June 17, 2014
Israel's Defense Establishment Unmoved by Palestinian Unity Agreement Special to IPT News May 28, 2014
New Israeli Satellite Eyes Iran Nuke Program, Terrorist Arms Smuggling (2 comments) Special to IPT News April 22, 2014
Israel to Go 'Deep Into Lebanon' in Future Hizballah Clash (1 comment) Special to IPT News April 1, 2014
Isolated Hamas Contemplates Returning to Iran's Orbit (1 comment) Special to IPT News March 17, 2014
IDF Restructuring Syrian Border Defenses Due to Jihadi Threat (1 comment) Special to IPT News February 27, 2014
Zawahiri's Servant in Gaza Orchestrated Plots for Mega Terror Attacks Special to IPT News January 28, 2014
Will Israel Risk Sharon's Counter-terrorism Achievements for Peace Deal? Special to IPT News January 16, 2014
Israeli Security Sees Rising West Bank Salafi-Jihadi Threat Special to IPT News December 23, 2013
Obama's Soft Stance on Iran Might Force Israel to Strike (2 comments) Special to IPT News November 19, 2013
Hamas Tunneling Its Way to Future Clash With Israel (1 comment) Special to IPT News October 15, 2013
Israel Hopes to Avoid Third Intifada Despite Palestinian Rhetoric, Violence Special to IPT News October 3, 2013
Why Israelis See Shi'ite Axis as a Greater Threat Than Syrian Jihadis (6 comments) Special to IPT News September 10, 2013
Analysis: The Regional Implications of a U.S. Strike on Syria (4 comments) Special to IPT News August 27, 2013
How American Leaks May Help Arm Israel's Enemies Special to IPT News August 8, 2013
Iranian Nuclear Crisis Nearing a Critical Tipping Point (4 comments) Special to IPT News July 16, 2013
The Shi'ite crescent holds its ground (1 comment) Special to IPT News June 13, 2013
Hamas in Gaza Sending Out Tentacles to the West Bank Special to IPT News May 23, 2013
Analysis: Air strikes in Syria - A calculated risk Special to IPT News May 15, 2013
Iran/Hizballah's Global Shi'ite Terror Network Special to IPT News April 30, 2013
Behind the Lines: Conquest through proselytizing (1 comment) Jerusalem Post February 15, 2013
Security Matters: Turning a corner? Jerusalem Post March 29, 2012