Yaakov Lappin is a journalist for the Jerusalem Post, where he covers
military and national security affairs, and a military analyst for IHS Jane’s.

He is 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 also covers key regional strategic developments.

Yaakov 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.

Since entering journalism in 2005, Yaakov has also regularly provided exclusive coverage on the activities of Islamist movements.