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Israeli Foreign Policy Since the End of the Cold War

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Dr. Amnon Aran, the author of "Israeli Foreign Policy Since the End of the Cold War", will discuss Israeli foreign policymaking towards the Middle East and world powers including China, India, the European Union and the United States since the end of the Cold War – and its domestic constraints.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Pacific Time)
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Co-sponsored with the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations.



About the Book and Talk

In his new book, “Israeli Foreign Policy Since the End of the Cold War", Dr. Amnon Aran provides the first study of Israeli foreign policy towards the Middle East and selected world powers including China, India, the European Union and the United States since the end of the Cold War. The book provides an integrated account of these foreign policy spheres and serves as an essential historical context for the domestic political scene during these pivotal decades. In this talk, Dr. Aran will discuss how Israeli foreign policy during this period was shaped by "concentric circles" of domestic factors: decision-makers, the security network and Israeli national identity. From this perspective, Dr. Aran will highlight the contributions of the central individuals, societal actors, domestic institutions, and political parties that have informed and shaped Israeli foreign policy decisions, implementation, and outcomes. He will describe how Israel has pursued three foreign policy stances since the end of the Cold War — entrenchment, engagement and unilateralism — and explain why.

 About the Speaker

Dr. Amnon Aran is a Senior Lecturer in International Politics of the Middle East at City, University of London where his main research focuses on the Arab-Israeli conflict and the foreign policy of Middle Eastern states. Previously, he was a Fellow in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr. Aran has also contributed to policy-making forums through his work with the European Union's Middle East Peace Task Force, ETN Zurich, Oxford Analytica, and he has commentated on Middle Eastern affairs for the BBC, Bloomberg and CCTV. His book Foreign Policy Analysis: New Approaches (2016) was published by Routledge.  


DISCLAIMER: The views or opinions of our guest speakers and the content of their presentations do not necessarily reflect the views of the UCLA Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. Hosting speakers does not constitute an endorsement of the speaker's views or opinions.


Sponsor(s): Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, Burkle Center for International Relations