Israel: National Security Strategy

Dr. Chuck Freilich

Dr. Chuck Freilich served as deputy national security adviser in Israel. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at Stern College for Women and a senior fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard’s Kennedy School. He recently completed a first-of-its-kind book on Israel’s national security decision making processes (“Zion’s Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy,” Cornell Press, 2012), and is working on a new book on Israeli national security strategy. Chuck’s primary areas of expertise are the Middle East, US-Middle East policy and Israeli national security policy. He teaches political science at Harvard, NYU, Columbia and Tel Aviv Universities. Chuck has appeared as a commentator for ABC, CNN, NPR, Al Jezeera and various US and Israeli radio and TV stations. He has been quoted in the NY Times and published numerous articles and op-eds. Chuck was a Senior Analyst at the Israel Ministry of Defense, policy adviser to a cabinet minister, a delegate at the Israeli Mission to the UN and the executive director of two non- profits. He served in the Israel Defense Forces for five years and is a reserve major. Chuck earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University. Born in New York, he immigrated to Israel in his teens. He has two grown children, Lior and Tal. Sample Titles The Iranian Nuclear Threat: Ramifications for the US, Israel and the Region Speaking About the Unspeakable: The US-Israeli Dialogue on the Iranian Nuclear Program “Never Again” – The Iranian Threat and a Mid East Strategic Overview Syria: the Fault Line in the Mideast – Ramifications for the US, Israel and the Region How Events in Syria May Transform the Region Understanding the Syrian Conflagration and Its Ramifications The Arab Spring: Ramifications for the Region, Israel and the US Why the Middle East Erupted – and Why it Will Continue to Do So The Arab Spring – Where Is It Heading Is the Mid East Peace Process Dead? Can the Peace Process Be Saved? Achieving a Two-State Solution Settlements...

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