Marta Furlan

Marta Furlan


Marta holds a MA in International Studies from the University of Trento and was exchange student in the MA program in Middle Eastern Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She was research intern for six months at the Tel Aviv-based Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Israel’s leading think tank. She has an advanced level of Hebrew and an intermediate level of Arabic.


Thesis: From Jihad-making to State-running: Understanding Governance on Part of Jihadist Groups

Supervisors: Dr. Gilbert Ramsay, Prof. Bruce Hoffman

“The Exploitation of Natural Resources in the Financing of Terrorism: The Case of Syria and Iraq”, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, September 2019.

“Israeli–Saudi Relations in a Changed and Changing Middle East: Growing Cooperation?”, Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs, 2019

Stabilising Afghanistan: the need for a comprehensive approach, INSS Strategic Assessment, Vol.20, No.4, January 2018

The Day After the Islamic State, INSS Strategic Assessment, Vol.20, No.3, October 2017 (co-authored with Dr. Carmit Valensi)

“From Terrorist Groups to Proto-States: The Evolution of Salafi-Jihadist Non-State Actors After the Arab Spring”, 13th Graduate Conference in Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy, 13th-14th December 2017, Hebrew University of Jerusalem