Israeli Statecraft: National Security Challenges and Responses

Israeli Statecraft: National Security Challenges and Responses

By: Yehezkel Dror (author)Paperback

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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.

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About Author

Yehezkel Dror is Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Emeritus, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and has published numerous articles and 15 books in ten languages. He is a former senior staff member of RAND Corporation and an advisor to heads of governments in Israel and other countries.


1. Introduction 2. Israel's Uniqueness 3. Value Compass 4. Israel's Arena: The Twenty-First Century World 5. Turning Points 6. Mega-Trends 7. Contingencies and Response 8. Fateful Fuzzy Gamble: Confronting Iran 9. Conflict Morphology 10. Conflict System Dynamics Proto-Model 11. Statecraft Response: Heroic Achievements, Dismal Failures 12. Intermezzo: Crafting Novel Statecraft Paradigms 13. "Israeli Embassy in Riyadh" Peace Paradigm 14. "Jekyll and Hyde" Violence Paradigm 15. "Dwelling in the World" Global Paradigm 16. Epilogue: Statecraft Knowledge for What?

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/12/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780415832311
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780415832311
  • weight: 453
  • ISBN10: 0415832314

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