Sima Shine is currently a senior Research fellow in the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). Until 2016 she was the Deputy Director General of Israel's Ministry of Strategic Affairs, responsible, inter alia, for the Iranian file.
Before joining the Ministry, Shine served as Deputy Head for Strategic Affairs of Israel's National Security Council (2008-2009)
Prior to that position, Shine served for most of her professional life in the Israeli Intelligence Community. Her last position was Head of the Research & Evaluation Division in the Mossad (2003-2007) . In this capacity, she was in charge of the production of both daily and periodical evaluations on Middle Eastern and international issues, and was involved in political-military consultations with decision makers.