American Middle Eastern Foreign Policy; U.S.-Israeli Relations; Israeli Foreign and Security Policy; The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict; E.U.-Israel Relations.
Dr. Ilai Z. Saltzman is a Schusterman-AICE visiting Israeli professor of government at Claremont McKenna College in California. In the past academic year he thought at the department of International Relations (IR) and the Rothberg International School in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He holds a MA in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (magna cum laude) and earned his PhD. from the University of Haifa. Dr. Saltzman was a research fellow at the International Security Program (ISP), Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is the author of Securitizing Balance of Power Theory: A Polymorphic Reconceptualization (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012). Currently, he is working on projects dealing with American foreign policy, cyberwarfare, US-Russian relations, the rise of China and Soviet interwar grand strategy.