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Israel's Strategic Agenda

Edited By Efraim Inbar Copyright 2007
    292 Pages
    by Routledge

    292 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Divided into two clear parts, the first part of this book examines political and economic factors in the global strategic environment including, the approach of US and EU foreign policies towards Israel, global trends in the field of defence industries and the energy sector and their implications for the Middle East and Israel.

    The second part focuses on Israel’s strategic agenda as reflected in its military force design and doctrine, the dilemmas the country has faced in the course of fighting its wars of attrition, the relations between military and civil sectors in Israel, the struggle against Israel on the part of non-governmental organizations, Israel’s main security challenges and national grand strategy.

    This book was previously published as a special issue of Israel Affairs.

    Introduction  Efraim Inbar  The Strategic Environment  1 American Foreign Policy towards the Middle East: A Necessary Change?  Steven R. David  2 Troubled Neighbours: The EU and Israel  Rory Miller  3 China’s Upsurge: Implications for the Middle East  Yitzhak Schichor  4 Trends in Middle East Politics and their Implications for Israel  Eyal Zisser  5 Global Oil Trends and their Effect on the Middle East  Gil Feiler  Israel’s Strategic Agenda  6 Public Diplomacy: The Missing Component in Israel’s Foreign Policy  Eytan Gilboa  7 Soft Powers Play Hardball: NGOs Wage War against Israel  Gerald M. Steinberg  8 Changing Civil –Military Relations in Israel: Towards an Over-subordinate IDF?  Stuart A. Cohen  9 Flexible Force Structure: A Flexibility Oriented Force Design and Development Process for Israel  Meir Finkel  10 Israel’s Wars of Attrition: Operational and Moral Dilemmas  Avi Kober  11 Israel’s Palestinian Challenge  Efraim Inbar  12 A Breakout Political–Security Grand-Strategy for Israel  Yehezkel Dror


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