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Chuck Freilich

Chuck Freilich

Senior Fellow, International Security Program

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Autumn 2006

"National Security Decision-Making in Israel: Processes, Pathologies, and Strengths"

Journal Article, Middle East Journal, issue 4, volume 60

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

This article presents a first of its kind typology of Israeli national security decision-making processes, focusing on five primary pathologies and a number of strengths.

 

 

September 1, 2006

"Hizballah in Lebanon: The War Was Not Supposed to End This Way"

Policy Brief

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"...Israel must face up to reality, draw the appropriate conclusions, make the best of a bad situation, and now seek to turn adversity into long-term advantage. This analysis looks at how the current situation evolved, and possible future steps."

 

 

July 6, 2006

"Confronting Iran: A US Security Guarantee for Israel?"

Op-Ed, BitterLemons-International.org -- Middle East Roundtable, issue 25, volume 4

By Richard N. Rosecrance, Adjunct Professor; International Security Program; Director, Project on U.S.-China Relations and Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"A treaty would also serve as a long term foundation for US-Israel relations and ensure Israel's standing in the US in the future, at a time when the pro-Israel community may be less influential and the administration and Congress less friendly than they are at present."

 

 

April 2006

"'The Pentagon's Revenge' or Strategic Transformation: The Bush Administration's New Security Strategy"

Journal Article, Strategic Assessment, Published by Tel Aviv's Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, issue 1, volume 9

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"The strategy has four main objectives: homeland defense, defeating terrorism, preventing WMD proliferation, and developing cooperative agendas with other "centers of global power," primarily China, Russia, and India."

 

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April 2010

The Armageddon Scenario: Israel and the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism

Report

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

The following study focuses on the threat of nuclear terrorism facing Israel. It begins with an overview of the nature of the threat, before turning to the potential perpetrators of nuclear terrorism against Israel, possible delivery mechanisms and targets, and the specific scenarios under which the threat to Israel might materialize. The study then presents possible policy options for Israel to deal with the threat, both unilaterally and in conjunction with the United States.

 

AP Photo

April 2010

The Armageddon Scenario: Israel and the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism

Report

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

The following study focuses on the threat of nuclear terrorism facing Israel. It begins with an overview of the nature of the threat, before turning to the potential perpetrators of nuclear terrorism against Israel, possible delivery mechanisms and targets, and the specific scenarios under which the threat to Israel might materialize. The study then presents possible policy options for Israel to deal with the threat, both unilaterally and in conjunction with the United States.

 

AP Photo

April 2010

The Armageddon Scenario: Israel and the Threat of Nuclear Terrorism

Report

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

The following study focuses on the threat of nuclear terrorism facing Israel. It begins with an overview of the nature of the threat, before turning to the potential perpetrators of nuclear terrorism against Israel, possible delivery mechanisms and targets, and the specific scenarios under which the threat to Israel might materialize. The study then presents possible policy options for Israel to deal with the threat, both unilaterally and in conjunction with the United States.

 

September 22, 2014

"A Generational Challenge"

Op-Ed, American Interest

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"ISIS is the immediate threat and must be dealt with effectively, but we should view our efforts to deal with it as part of a much broader and multi-dimensional effort."

 

 

State Dept. Photo

August 5, 2014

"Can Israel Solve Its Gaza Nightmare?"

Op-Ed, The National Interest

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"...[T]here is a fundamental popular misconception today regarding disproportionality in warfare. Warfare, the most heinous, if at times necessary, form of human endeavor is not about being fair and proportional; it is about wielding disproportionate force to defeat an enemy.

 

 

Natan Flyer Photo

July 12, 2014

"Death from Above: Israel's Hamas Nightmare Continues"

Op-Ed, The National Interest

By Chuck Freilich, Senior Fellow, International Security Program

"Israel's options are limited. Given the failure of the recent negotiations, there is no short-term diplomatic option. Israel cannot tolerate the current situation, but past experience demonstrates that even a major military operation will at most buy a temporary respite before the next round."

 

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