foreign policy and national security, Israel-US relations, nuclear deterrence, nuclear proliferation
Helit Barel is the former Managing Director of the Council for Peace and Security and has served in recent years as a member of its executive board.
From 2000-2002, Helit served as a Director at the Israel National Security Council, heading the U.S.-Israeli bilateral desk.
Prior to that she worked at the Congressional Research Service in Washington DC authoring several reports for Congress on issues related to weapons of mass destruction, and at the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington DC.
Helit has a B.A. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an M.A. in Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard University, and is a Doctorate candidate in International Relations from Maryland University