School of Social and Political Science

Israeli Foreign Policy Since the End of the Cold War (Book Launch)

07 October 2021
17:00 - 18:15


This event will take place online (registration details below)



Israeli Foreign Policy Book Cover


The Contemporary Middle East Series presents: Israeli Foreign Policy Since the End of the Cold War (Book Launch). The CMES series is sponsored by the Middle East Research Group


  • Dr Amnon Aran, Senior Lecturer in International Politics (City University of London)


  • Professor Juliet Kaarbo (University of Edinburgh)

Event co-hosted with CeSeR

This is the first study of Israeli foreign policy towards the Middle East and selected world powers including China, India, the European Union and the United States since the end of the Cold War. It provides an integrated account of these foreign policy spheres and serves as an essential historical context for the domestic political scene during these pivotal decades. The book demonstrates how foreign policy is shaped by domestic factors, which are represented as three concentric circles of decision-makers, the security network and Israeli national identity. Told from this perspective, Amnon Aran highlights the contributions of the central individuals, societal actors, domestic institutions, and political parties that have informed and shaped Israeli foreign policy decisions, implementation, and outcomes. Aran demonstrates that Israel has pursued three foreign policy stances since the end of the Cold War - entrenchment, engagement and unilateralism - and explains why.