Dov Waxman

Dov Waxman

Phone: (646) 312-4421
Location: VC 5-284

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Professor Dov Waxman specializes in International Relations, Middle East politics, Israeli politics, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East.  He received his Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University. He has a B.A. degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.  Before joining the faculty at the Baruch College, he was an assistant professor of government at Bowdoin College. Professor Waxman has held appointments as a visiting fellow at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies at Tel Aviv University, a visiting scholar at the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, a visiting fellow at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University, a visiting scholar at the Avraham Harman Institute for Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University, and most recently a visiting fellow at St. John’s College and the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford.  He has also worked as a researcher at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. From 2005-2010, he was the Associate Editor of Israel Studies Forum, the offical journal of the Association for Israel Studies. He is the author of The Pursuit of Peace and the Crisis of Israeli Identity: Defending / Defining the Nation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), and (with Ilan Peleg) of Israel’s Palestinians: The Conflict Within (Cambridge University Press, 2011).  His work has been published in journals such as Political Science Quarterly, The Middle East Journal, Middle East Policy, International Studies Perspectives, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, The Washington Quarterly, The National Interest, Dissent, and World Policy Journal.  He regularly contributes to Foreign Policy Magazine’s Middle East Channel blog and The Daily Beast’s Open Zion blogHe is also a frequent commentator on Middle East affairs on television and radio.

Courses Taught

Introduction to International Relations (POL 2240)
The Modern Middle East (POL / HIS 3086)

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications (click for full text)

The Israel Lobbies: A Survey of the Pro-Israel Community in the United States,” Israel Studies Forum 25, 1 (2010): 5-28.

From Jerusalem to Baghdad?  Israel and the War in Iraq,” International Studies Perspectives 10, 1 (February 2009), pp. 1-17.

Waxman, Dov and Peleg, Ilan. “Neither Ethnocracy nor Bi-Nationalism: In Search of the Middle Ground,” Israel Studies Forum 23, 2 (Fall 2008), pp. 55-73.

Waxman, Dov and Rynhold, Jonathan. “Ideological Change and Israel’s Disengagement from Gaza,” Political Science Quarterly 123, no. 1 (2008), pp. 1-27.

Peleg, Ilan and Waxman, Dov. “Losing Control?  A Comparison of Majority-Minority Relations in Israel and Turkey,” Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 13, 3 (2007), pp. 431-463.

"Between Victory and Defeat: Israel after the War with Hizballah," The Washington Quarterly, vol. 30, no. 1 (Winter 2006-07): 27-43.

"Israel's Dilemma: Unity or Peace?" Israel Affairs, vol. 12, no. 2 (April 2006).

"From Controversy to Consensus: Cultural Conflict and the Israeli Debate Over Territorial Withdrawal," Israel Studies, vol. 13, no. 2: 73-96

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