Editor’s Summary: Professor Dowty analyzes an interesting question which has been rarely examined in serious terms: how does Jewish history and experience — beyond just religious considerations — affect Israeli politics and foreign policymaking. He provides examples of adaptation, as well as cases where the past gives little guidance to contemporary problems.
ISRAEL AND THE UNITED STATES: CAN THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP SURVIVE THE NEW STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENT?* By Gerald M. Steinberg Editor’s Summary: After surveying the history of the U.S.-Israel strategic relationship, the author discusses in great detail current cooperation regarding threats from weapons of mass destruction, especially in reference to Iran and Iraq. The article […]
ISRAEL STRATEGY By Efraim Inbar The Middle East, in contrast to other world regions where the USSR’s demise drastically improved the international situation, remains a ‘zone of turmoil’ characterized by continuous security challenges. (1) In the Middle East the use of force is still widely considered a policy option, and even receives popular […]
U.S.-ISRAELI RELATIONS SINCE 1948 By Robert J. Lieber These are countries with populations ten or more times the size of Israel’s and with tumultuous and important twentieth century histories, yet most members of the informed public, and even many with a special interest in foreign affairs, are more likely to possess some […]
Volume 2, No. 2 – May 1998 STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN ISRAEL AND INDIA By P.R.Kumaraswamy Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao’s January 1992 decision to establish full diplomatic relations with Israel was partly influenced by potential security cooperation. The threats facing India and Israel are different but the rationales behind their arms modernization, buildup, […]
Volume 2, No. 1 – March 1998 THE PEACE PROCESS AND POLITICAL VIOLENCE By Khalil Shikaki This research provides a basis for discussing the impact of violence in the peace process, the impact of the peace process on violence, and Palestinian public opinion on such matters. Since security in this process has been […]