Dr. Yoel Guzansky is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) specializing in Gulf politics & security. Dr. Guzansky was a Visiting Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, an Israel Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, and a Fulbright Scholar. He served on Israel's National Security Council in the Prime Minister's Office, coordinating the work on Iran and the Gulf under four National Security Advisers and three Prime Ministers. He is currently a consultant to several ministries. 

Dr. Guzansky has published articles in Middle East JournalForeign AffairsForeign PolicyWashington QuarterlySurvivalMiddle East PolicyRUSI JournalMediterranean PoliticsMiddle Eastern Studies and Journal of Arabian Studies, among others. His most recent book, Fraternal Enemies: Israel and the Gulf Monarchies, co-authored with Prof. Clive Jones, was published by Oxford University Press in 2020. 

His other recent books and monographs include: One Year of the Arab Spring: Global and Regional implications (Ed. With Mark Heller, 2012); The Gulf States: Between Iran and the West (Ed. with Uzi Rabi, 2012); The Gulf States in a Changing Strategic Environment (INSS, Hebrew, 2012); The Arab Gulf States and Reform in the Middle East (Palgrave, 2015); The Arab World on the Road to State Failure (INSS: Hebrew, 2016, co-authored with Kobi Michael); and Between Resilience and Revolution: Regime Stability in the Gulf Monarchies (INSS, 2019).  

Languages:
English, Hebrew

Countries/Regions of Expertise:
Gulf states, Saudi Arabia, Israel

Issues of Expertise:
Gulf politics and security, Middle East regional dynamics, nuclear proliferation, Israel-GCC relations

Contact Information

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