Reuven Ben-Shalom

Reuven Ben-Shalom

Reuven is a strategic and cross-cultural analyst, researcher and consultant. He is the founder of Cross-Cultural Strategies Ltd., focusing on streamlining organizational culture and facilitating international collaboration.

Reuven served in the Israel Defense Force for 25 years as a helicopter pilot, and in various international relations positions in the General Staff, among them director of Israel-US military cooperation, and director of the International Fellows Program at the Israel National Defense College.

In his reserve capacity, Colonel (Res.) Ben-Shalom serves in the International Cooperation Unit, and trains senior leaders and defense attachés in the IDF’s School of Military Diplomacy.

Ben-Shalom is a graduate of the IDF Command and Staff College, and holds a B.Sc. in industrial engineering and management, and M.Sc. in business administration from Ben Gurion University.

The IDF as never seen before

A Palestinian woman walks with a kite as other demonstrators pose before trying to fly them.

Peaceful demonstrations? Yeah right!

Lt.-Col. L., the pilot who downed the Iranian drone over Israel early on February 10

A battle of intelligence, operations and narratives

An Israeli jet destroys an Iranian drone operating unit in Syrian territory

Questions following a ‘day of battle’


CULTURAL PRISM: What to know about the Israeli-Syrian escalation


CULTURAL PRISM: The occupied territories

Marwan Barghouti

No Nelson Mandela

A scientist prepares protein samples for analysis in a lab

CULTURAL PRISM: The tragedy of scientific ignorance

IDF Paratroopers.

Cultural Prism: Integrating women in combat roles

Lee Sedol

Cultural prism: Very real artificial intelligence

f35 jet

Cultural Prism: Supremacy, lethality and transparency

PORTRAYING A black and white reality

Cultural Prism: A polarized paradigm

Israel Supreme Court

Cultural Prism: 'The sky is falling!'

Moshe Yaalon

Cultural Prism: Merely expressing grievances

Harel Locker

Cultural Prism: A flawed governmental and organizational culture

Gal Hirsch

Uncorrectable injustice


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