Elai Rettig is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Studies at Bar-Ilan University. He specializes in energy security and energy geopolitics in Israel and the Middle East. Dr. Rettig examines the use of energy resources as a foreign policy tool and their effect on regional cooperation and conflict. He previously taught at Washington University in St. Louis and Rice University and was a Research Fellow at the Haifa Research Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy and the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). Dr. Rettig received his Ph.D. from the University of Haifa (2019).