Israeli Statecraft: National Security Challenges and Responses

Israeli Statecraft: National Security Challenges and Responses

BESA Studies in International Security

This book offers a systematic examination, analysis and evaluation of Israeli national security statecraft in terms of challenges and responses. Providing an in-depth analysis of Israeli statecraft challenges and responses, this interdisciplinary book integrates social science and security studies with public policy approaches within a long-term historical perspective on the Arab-Israeli conflict. These scholarly approaches are synthesized with extensive personal knowledge of the author based on involvement in Israeli political-security policy making. This book makes use of conceptualizations of statecraft such as ‘fuzzy gambling’ and interventions with critical mass in ultra-dynamic historical processes to help clarify Israel’s main statecraft successes and failures, alongside the wider theoretical apparatuses these concepts represent. While focused on Israel, these theoretical frameworks have important implications for the academic study of statecraft and statecraft praxis worldwide. This book will be of much interest to both statecraft practitioners and to students of Israeli politics and security, the Middle Eastern conflict, strategic studies and IR/security studies in general.

256 pages, 2011

Hardback ISBN: 978-0-415-61630-0: Price: £85.00

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Prof. Yehezkel Dror

Prof. Yehezkel Dror is a professor of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His book "Israeli Statecraft: National Security Challenges and Responses" was published by Routledge as part of the BESA Studies in International Security. He has recently published a new book with Westphalia press entitled "Avant-Garde Politician: Leaders for a New Epoch".