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Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change with Chuck Freilich, Ph.D.

Washington University in St. Louis’ Department of History, the Department of Jewish, Islamic, and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Israel Institute present

Israeli National Security:
A New Strategy for an Era of Change

Featuring Chuck Freilich, Ph.D.

Wednesday, February 26, at 5:30 pm

Umrath Hall at Washington University in St. Louis
1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130


National security has been at the forefront of the Israeli experience for seven decades, with threats ranging from terrorism, to vast rocket and missile arsenals, and even existential nuclear dangers. Yet, despite its overwhelming preoccupation with foreign and defense affairs, Israel does not have a formal national security strategy. Dr. Chuck Freilich, a former Senior Analyst at the Israel Ministry of Defense and a long-time senior fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, will discuss with us his proposal for a comprehensive and actionable Israeli national security strategy in a region undergoing profound changes. The strategy Dr. Freilich proposes addresses the primary challenges Israel must address – its demographics, the relationship with the United States, Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and its nuclear strategy – in order to chart its national course.

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