Ilai Saltzman's area of expertise is international relations. He has previously taught at Claremont McKenna College, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv University. Dr. Saltzman was also a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is the author of "Securitizing Balance of Power Theory: A Polymorphic Reconceptualization" (2012) and has published articles in a number of academic journals. His current research project focuses on Israeli Professional Military Education (PME). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Haifa (2010).