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Ronnie Olesker
An article by Assistant Professor of Government Ronnie Olesker, titled "Israel's Societal Security Dilemma and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process," has been published in the journal Nationalism and Ethnic Politics (Volume 17, Issue 4, 2011).

Applying the concept of the societal security dilemma to ethnic relations in Israel, Olesker argues in the article "that Jews and Arabs in Israel are locked in a regular societal security dilemma in which their identity security requirements are incompatible and that the peace process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority has only served to exacerbate that incompatibility." The article highlights the process of securitization of identities, which is generally missing from the discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and ethnic relations in Israel, she says. The article is available online.

Currently on sabbatical, Olesker recently was one of 20 scholars accepted to participate in the Summer Workshop on the Analysis of Military Operations and Strategy (SWAMOS), sponsored by Columbia University's Arnold A. Slatzman Institute of War and Peace Studies.

Posted: December 2, 2011

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