Joshua L. Gleis

PhD Dissertation

"Withdrawing Under Fire: A Comparative Case Study of the Israeli Withdrawals from Lebanon in 2000 and the Gaza Strip in 2005."

Successfully Defended: June 15, 2009

Research Focus

Counter-Terrorism; Counter-Insurgencies; War Termination; Hezbollah; Hamas; Israeli Foreign Policy; US National Security; Arab-Israeli Conflict; Iranian Nuclear Relations; Islamist Insurgents; Middle Eastern Relations

Fields of Study

International Security Studies; Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization; International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

Research Profiles

Joshua L. Gleis
Joshua L. Gleis

Awards, Fellowships and Grants

Visiting Scholar, Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University (2007-2009)

International Security Program Research Associate, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2008-2009)

Bradley Foundation PhD Dissertation Fellowship (2006-2009)

Schusterman Scholar Award (2006-2009)

International Security Program Research Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2006-2008)

Jebsen Center for Counter-Terrorism Studies Research Grant (2006-2007)

Fletcher PhD Scholarship (2006-2009)

Grinspoon Fellowship (2003-2006)

H.B. Earhart Foundation PhD Fellowship (2005)

First prize and grant for outstanding contribution to the Spring 2005 issue of Al-Nakhlah journal

Fletcher MALD Scholarship (2003-2005)

Papers and Publications

“Watch out for an Iranian Backlash,” Christian Science Monitor, July 30, 2009.

“Technology Rules the Day Again in Iranian Uprising,” Huffington Post, July 2, 2009.

“The Hypocrisy of Columbia’s Israeli Divestment Campaign,” Columbia Spectator, March 8, 2009.

“Lessons Learned from 2006 War Being Implemented in Gaza,” Huffington Post, October 30, 2009.

“Needing Coercive Diplomacy to Deal with Iran,” Huffington Post, December 27, 2008.

“The Lesser of Two Evils,” Jerusalem Post, Tuesday, December 2, 2008.

 “China and Russia reap the benefits of sanctions,” International Herald Tribune, August 10, 2008.

“Chinese, Russian stall tactics on Iran,” Boston Globe, August 9, 2008.

“What is ‘Israel-Palestine’?,” Human Events, July 16, 2008.

“Hezbollah is angry: A time for vigilance,” Providence Journal, March 14, 2008.

“New Iran IAEA Report: Be Cautious,” Belfer Center Publications, February 22, 2008.

“Legacy of Failure,” Ynet News, June 24, 2007.

“Trafficking and the Role of the Sinai Bedouin,” The Jamestown Foundation’s Terrorism Monitor, Volume 5, Issue 12, June 21, 2007.

“Israel's Struggle Against Palestinian Terrorist Organizations,” in James Forest, ed., Countering Terrorism and Insurgency in the 21st Century (3 Volumes. Westport, CT: Praeger Security International, 2007).

“Lebanese 'Defensive Shield' - No Problem,” Jerusalem Post, May 26, 2007.

“Mideast ‘Peace’ Progress Hope A Mirage,” Providence Journal, May 20, 2007.

Mentioned for efforts to end the genocide in Darfur, in: Cheadle, Don and John Prendergast, Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond, New York, NY: Hyperion 2007.

“A Disproportionate Response? The Case of Israel and Hezbollah,” Jerusalem Viewpoints, Policy Brief 549, Jerusalem: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, December 1, 2006.

“Connecting the Dots: Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda’s Involvement in Terrorism Prior to 9/11,” Praeger Security International Online.

“Connecting the Dots: Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda’s Involvement in Terrorism Prior to 9/11,”  “Teaching Terror” website for West Point. [republished]

“National Security Implications of Al-Takfir Wal-Hijra,” Al-Nakhlah Journal, Spring 2005.

“The Road from Gaza,” Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, December 5, 2004.


Print interviews: Forbes, Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Estado S. Paulo, Jornal do Brazil, Folha

Television interviews with: CBS Sunday Morning News, Fox News “The Live Desk,” New England Cable News (NECN), WHDH (NBC), WBZ-TV (CBS), and WGBH (PBS)

Radio interviews with: WBUR (NPR) Morning Edition, WBZ 1030 AM, BandNews FM