Dr. Gal Luft is co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS), a Washington based think tank focused on energy security. He is a senior adviser to the United States Energy Security Council America's highest level extra governmental energy advisory committee and co-chairman of the Global Forum on Energy Security in Beijing. He is also senior adviser to the China Energy Fund Committee which exercises an exclusive advisory relationship with China’s most senior leaders.
He specializes in strategy, geopolitics, energy security, natural resources and technology innovation. Newsweek Magazine called him a "tireless and independent advocate of energy security," the business magazine Poder called him "one of the most recognizable figures in modern energy and security issues," and Esquire Magazine included him in its list of America's Best and Brightest.
Dr. Luft has published numerous studies and articles on security and energy issues. He is co-author of the books "Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century"(2009), "Turning Oil into Salt: Energy Independence Through Fuel Choice" (2009) and "Petropoly: The Collapse of America's Energy Security Paradigm" (2012). He is also author of "Beer, Bacon and Bullets: Culture in Coalition Warfare from Gallipoli to Iraq."
Dr. Luft appears frequently in the media and consults tovarious governments, think tanks and news organizations worldwide.