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Fall 2020
Oct 16, 2021
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Israel Nat Security Dec Making - 39360 - JCIV 279 - 01
This modular course provides a hands-on insight into Israel’s national security challenges, dilemmas, strategies, policymaking, and implementation in an increasingly turbulent and volatile Middle East. Together we shall explore the unique conditions that have framed Israel’s national security thinking and decision-making including Regional and Great Power dynamics, the weight of the intelligence agencies and of the military vs. the relative weakness of the civilian national security organs, and the limitations resulting from the proportional electoral system. We shall also examine rising variables in Israel’s national security strategy including, among others, information warfare, societal resilience and, most recently, the corona factor. The course includes a series of six lectures and a wrap-up wargaming session: 1) Israel’s Emerging Threats in the Regional and Global Arenas 2) Adapting Israel’s National Security Doctrine 3) Israel’s Decision-Making in Practice: Structure, Mechanisms, and Power Struggles 4) The Israeli-Russian Tango in Syria and Beyond 5) Israel’s National Cyber Strategy and Security 6) Corona’s Impact on Israel’s National Security 7) Wargaming Session: Students will participate in a wargame simulation by playing the moves and countermoves of Israel’s national security stakeholders. Students shall be trained to formulate security assessments, generate policy-oriented solutions, and examine their policy objectives and unexpected outcomes. This course is designed to improve decision-making skills across a wide range of policy areas and empower students and young professionals in the foreign policy and national security realms.
Associated Term: Fall 2020
Registration Dates: Apr 01, 2020 to Oct 19, 2020
Levels: Undergraduate

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Seminar Schedule Type
1.000 Credits
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Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Online 11:00 am - 1:30 pm MTWRF TBA Nov 16, 2020 - Nov 20, 2020 Seminar Sarah-Masha Fainberg E-mail, Bruce Hoffman E-mail


Israel Nat Security Dec Making - 39565 - JCIV 279 - 02
This modular course provides a hands-on insight into Israel’s national security challenges, dilemmas, strategies, policymaking, and implementation in an increasingly turbulent and volatile Middle East. Together we shall explore the unique conditions that have framed Israel’s national security thinking and decision-making including Regional and Great Power dynamics, the weight of the intelligence agencies and of the military vs. the relative weakness of the civilian national security organs, and the limitations resulting from the proportional electoral system. We shall also examine rising variables in Israel’s national security strategy including, among others, information warfare, societal resilience and, most recently, the corona factor. The course includes a series of six lectures and a wrap-up wargaming session: 1) Israel’s Emerging Threats in the Regional and Global Arenas 2) Adapting Israel’s National Security Doctrine 3) Israel’s Decision-Making in Practice: Structure, Mechanisms, and Power Struggles 4) The Israeli-Russian Tango in Syria and Beyond 5) Israel’s National Cyber Strategy and Security 6) Corona’s Impact on Israel’s National Security 7) Wargaming Session: Students will participate in a wargame simulation by playing the moves and countermoves of Israel’s national security stakeholders. Students shall be trained to formulate security assessments, generate policy-oriented solutions, and examine their policy objectives and unexpected outcomes. This course is designed to improve decision-making skills across a wide range of policy areas and empower students and young professionals in the foreign policy and national security realms.
Associated Term: Fall 2020
Registration Dates: Apr 01, 2020 to Oct 19, 2020
Levels: Undergraduate

Main Campus  
Seminar Schedule Type
1.000 Credits
View Course Description
View Syllabus

Scheduled Meeting Times
Type Time Days Where Date Range Schedule Type Instructors
Online 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm MTWR TBA Nov 16, 2020 - Nov 19, 2020 Seminar Sarah-Masha Fainberg E-mail, Bruce Hoffman E-mail
Online 11:00 am - 1:30 pm F TBA Nov 20, 2020 - Nov 20, 2020 Seminar Sarah-Masha Fainberg E-mail, Bruce Hoffman E-mail



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