He served at senior executive positions in the Ministry of National Defense, Poland. Currently he is a lecturer at University of Wrocław. Deeply engaged in diplomacy, international business affairs and intelligence analysis. With 25 years of expertise in Intelligence programs he provides a deep insight as an expert in Polish and international business development in the defense industries, focusing on supporting strategic planning. His experience includes an extensive work in military strategic planning, comprising multinational programs. He is a speaker on current European issues and professional intelligence matters at different academies and colleges. BG J. Stróżyk served as Deputy Director Intelligence Division, International Military Staff, NATO HQ Brussels (2010-2013) and Defense Attaché of Republic of Poland in Washington DC until 2016. Among other international assignments (2006-2007) he assumed position as Deputy Chairman Coalition Analysis Cell within J2 US Central Command in Tampa, US. He acted also as an intelligence planner at the Polish Military Representative MILREP Office, NATO HQ, Brussels (1999-2003). Since 1997 he gained much expertise participating in numerous NATO Committees, including NATO Intelligence Board and NATO Intelligence Warning System. Among others he attended in 2012 General and Ambassador Course at NATO Defence Colege in Rome. Brigadier General (Ret.) Jaroslaw Stróżyk PhD dissertation Contemporary International Intelligence Cooperation due to be published by the end of 2019. He published a series of articles on NATO, Russian armed forces and exercises to include ZAPAD’17 at The Cipher Brief and national media.
Brigadier General (Ret.) Itai Brun joined INSS as a Deputy Director for Research and Analysis in December 2018. In his last position in the IDF he served as the head of Israel Defense Intelligence (IDI) Analysis Division (2011-2015). Prior to this position, he was the head of the Analysis Department in the Israeli Air Force Intelligence and the first director of the IDF's DADO Center for Interdisciplinary Military Studies. He founded the center in late 2006, after the second Lebanon War, and served as its director till January 2011. Itai is a lawyer by training. His academic background includes Law and Political Science. He earned his LL.B Degree (Law studies) from Haifa University (cum laude) and a Master's Degree in Political Science (Diplomacy and Security Studies) from Tel-Aviv University (cum laude). Brun is teaching courses on intelligence and national security in the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and the Haifa University. Brigadier General (Ret.) Itai Brun published a series of articles on intelligence, air power and military doctrine. His book Intelligence Analysis - Understanding Reality in time of Dramatic Changes was published in 2015 (Hebrew edition) and in 2018 (updated English version) by the Israel Intelligence Heritage and Commemoration Center (IICC). He is the co-author (with Itamar Rabinovich) of the book Israel Facing a New Middle East: In Search of a National Security Strategy (2017), published by the Hoover Institution Press.