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DHP P269: Israeli National Security Strategy, Policy, and Decision making

Course Description

Since its inception, Israel has confronted nearly unremitting hostility: repeated wars, perpetual hostilities at lower levels, the failed peace processes with the Palestinians and Syria, and even the “cold” peace with Egypt and Jordan. Israel has responded by building up disproportionate national security (NS) capabilities. The course analyses Israel's NS decision making environment, the structures and processes of its NS establishment, basic tenets of Israeli NS strategy and primary issues, such as: US-Israeli relations, Iranian challenge, Hezbollah and Hamas, the peace process, relations with regional countries and the international community. Students draft policy papers to Israeli decision makers on major issues

Course duration: Full semester
Credits/Units: 3.0

Fall 2020

Day(s): Wednesday
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Final Exam

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