Overview

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 ...

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Israel's Strategic Agenda

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317997344
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/13/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 296
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents


Introduction   Efraim Inbar     vii
The Strategic Environment
American Foreign Policy towards the Middle East: A Necessary Change?   Steven R. David     1
Troubled Neighbours: The EU and Israel   Rory Miller     29
China's Upsurge: Implications for the Middle East   Yitzhak Shichor     52
Trends in Middle East Politics and their Implications for Israel   Eyal Zisser     71
Global Oil Trends and their Effect on the Middle East   Gil Feiler     85
Israel's Strategic Agenda
Public Diplomacy: The Missing Component in Israel's Foreign Policy   Eytan Gilboa     102
Soft Powers Play Hardball: NGOs Wage War against Israel   Gerald M. Steinberg     135
Changing Civil-Military Relations in Israel: Towards an Over-subordinate IDF?   Stuart A. Cohen     156
Flexible Force Structure: A Flexibility Oriented Force Design and Development Process for Israel   Meir Finkel     176
Israel's Wars of Attrition: Operational and Moral Dilemmas   Avi Kober     188
Israel's Palestinian Challenge   Efraim Inbar     210
A Breakout Political-Security Grand-Strategy for Israel   Yehezkel Dror     230
Index     267
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