OFER ISRAELI, Ph.D.

Geostrategist, International Security Policy, and Middle East Expert. Dr. Israeli is a Lecturer and a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS) at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya, Israel and a research fellow at The National Security Studies Center (NSSC), University of Haifa, Israel. He teaches National Security and Strategy at the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Academy for Strategy. He also teaches International Relations Theory, Foreign Policy Decision Making, Middle East, and Diplomacy and Crisis Management at the Interdisciplinary Center at Herzliya, the University of Haifa, the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Tel Aviv University, the Open University of Israel, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Academy for Tactic Commanders, the Israel Air Force (IAF) College for Military Flights, and The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Naval Academy. His postdoctoral research at The Center for Peace & Security Studies (CPASS), Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (SFS), is on Complexity of International Relations.

Dr. Israeli has written extensively about international security with many articles published in academic journals, such as Israel Affairs, Middle East Policy, and Middle Eastern Studies, as well as popular academic magazines including American Diplomacy. His first book, Theory of War: System Stability and Territorial Outcomes (Tel Aviv, Israel: Resling, 2017;) [Hebrew], is a 2017-18 Winner of Chaikin Prize in Geostrategy, University of Haifa. His second book is International Relations Theory of War (Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2019;). His forthcoming third book is Complex Effects of International Relations: Intended and Unintended Consequences of Intentional Human Actions (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press).

Dr. Israeli often appears as a special international affairs and Middle East commentator on national and international T.V. His articles, op-ed pieces, and T.V. & Radio interviews deal with topics including Israel’s security and foreign policy, the Middle East and the Arab world, Iran nuclear program, and the U.S. global foreign policy with a focus on its involvement in the Middle East and in the Far East.

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