Strategy and Domestic Politics in Israeli Foreign Policy: From the End of the Cold War to the 2023-2024 Israel-Hamas War

Hosted by the Middle East Centre

Hybrid, In-Person & Zoom


Amnon Aran

Amnon Aran

City, University of London


Katerina Dalacoura

Katerina Dalacoura



In this lecture, Professor Amnon Aran will explore the interplay between domestic politics and strategy in Israeli foreign policy, from the end of the Cold War to the 2023-24 Israel-Hamas war. Reflecting upon this tumultuous period in Israel’s history, he shall examine key events and foreign policies shaping this era.  

Meet the speaker

Amnon Aran is a Visiting Professor at the LSE Middle East Centre and Professor of International Relations at City, University of London, where he served as Head of the Department of International Politics (2020-2023). His research interests lie in the International Relations of the Middle East and Foreign Policy Analysis. His publications include three monographs, Israel's Foreign Policy towards the PLO: The Impact of Globalization (Sussex Academic Press, 2009); Foreign Policy Analysis: New Approaches (Routledge, 2016), with Chris Alden; and Israeli Foreign Policy since the End of the Cold War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020).

This event will be chaired by Katerina Dalacoura

Katerina Dalacoura is Associate Professor in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dalacoura’s work has centered on the intersection of Islamism and international human rights norms. She has worked on human rights, democracy and democracy promotion, in the Middle East, particularly in the context of Western policies in the region.

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