Former Israeli Ambassador to Russia and Ukraine
Zvi Magen joined the INSS research staff following a long career in Israel’s Foreign Service. From 1993 to 1997 he served as Israel’s ambassador to the Ukraine, and from 1998 to 1999 he served as Israel’s ambassador to Russia.
From 1999 to 2006 he served as head of the “Nativ” organization (the Prime Minister’s Office liaison group for the FSU and Jewish diaspora affairs), and from 2006 to 2009 he was head of the Institute for Eurasian Studies at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.
Ambassador Magen served in IDF Military Intelligence, completing his service with the rank of lieutenant colonel.