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US Foreign Policy and Global Standing in the 21st Century Realities and Perceptions

US Foreign Policy and Global Standing in the 21st Century: Realities and Perceptions

1st Edition

Edited By Efraim Inbar, Jonathan Rynhold
May 25, 2017

This book examines US foreign policy and global standing in the 21st Century. The United States is the most powerful actor in world politics today. Against this backdrop, the present volume examines how the foreign policies pursued by Presidents’ George W. Bush and Barack Obama have affected elite ...

The New Citizen Armies Israel’s Armed Forces in Comparative Perspective

The New Citizen Armies: Israel’s Armed Forces in Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

Edited By Stuart A. Cohen
April 09, 2015

This edited book constitutes the first detailed attempt at a comparative international analysis of the transformations that are currently affecting the composition of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and their place in Israeli society. Focusing primarily on deviations from the ...

The Arab Spring, Democracy and Security Domestic and International Ramifications

The Arab Spring, Democracy and Security: Domestic and International Ramifications

1st Edition

Edited By Efraim Inbar
September 11, 2014

This volume analyzes the political, economic and strategic dimensions of the recent upheavals in the Middle East known as the Arab Spring. Mass demonstrations in many Arab states challenged the political status quo and the existing political and cultural system in the region. While it is too early ...

Religion in World Conflict

Religion in World Conflict

1st Edition

Edited By Jonathan Fox, Shmeul Sandler
January 25, 2008

This new book tackles two crucial questions: First, how does religion in its various forms and manifestations influence world politics? Second, how will adding religion to the discourse on international relations modify our theoretical understanding? Each of these leading authors addresses ...

Israeli Statecraft National Security Challenges and Responses

Israeli Statecraft: National Security Challenges and Responses

1st Edition

By Yehezkel Dror
December 14, 2012

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...

US-Israeli Relations in a New Era Issues and Challenges after 9/11

US-Israeli Relations in a New Era: Issues and Challenges after 9/11

1st Edition

Edited By Eytan Gilboa, Efraim Inbar
December 06, 2010

This book examines in depth the fundamental problems, factors and issues in current US-Israeli relations, which will have implications both for the Middle East and for world peace and prosperity. The US and Israel have established an exceptional relationship, which has significant effects on ...

Radical Islam and International Security Challenges and Responses

Radical Islam and International Security: Challenges and Responses

1st Edition

Edited By Efraim Inbar, Hillel Frisch
March 02, 2009

Radical Islam poses a political challenge in the modern world which is like that of no other radical religious movement. Ideologically, it is perceived by Western policy makers as threatening the liberal-democratic ideology by which most states in the West abide and which most other states ...

Democracies and Small Wars

Democracies and Small Wars

1st Edition

Edited By Efraim Inbar
August 30, 2003

By their nature, democracies clearly have greater constraints than autocratic regimes on their freedom of action as they have to meet constitutional, legal and moral criteria in their use of force. This collection analyses a number of case studies showing how democracies have won small wars....

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