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Joshua Teitelbaum

W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow, 2008–09
Biography: 

Joshua Teitelbaum was a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow for 2008–2009 and was in residence from March to July 2009.

Teitelbaum is a senior fellow at the Dayan Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Tel Aviv University, and the Goldman Visiting Associate Professor at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.

His research interests include Saudi Arabia, U.S. Middle East policy, and liberalization in the Middle East. He is an associate of the Proteus Management Group; the U.S. Army War College, Office of the Director, National Intelligence; and a captain (res.) in the Israel Defense Forces. Teitelbaum is the author of Holier Than Thou: Saudi Arabia’s Islamic Opposition; Political Liberalization in the Persian Gulf (editor); and The Rise and Fall of the Hashemite Kingdom of Arabia. He received a grant from the Israel Science Foundation for his current work on tribe, Islam, and jihad in Saudi Arabia. Teitelbaum received his PhD in Middle Eastern history from Tel Aviv University.

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Is the GCC in Peril?

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Is the GCC in Peril? by Prof. Joshua Teitelbaum

Featured Commentary

Saudi-Israeli Relations: Balancing Legitimacy and Security

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Saudi-Israeli Relations: Balancing Legitimacy and Security, by Prof. Joshua Teitelbaum

Other Media

The Iranian Leadership's Continuing Declarations of Intent to Destroy Israel

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (Israel)
Monday, May 28, 2012

The problem is not just President Ahmadinejad, who will be out of office when his term ends in 2013, but rather with the entire present-day Iranian leadership...

Syria

Saudi Arabia Ponders Its Syrian Conundrum

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia The Caravan
Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Arab awakenings and assertive international role of Russia and China at the expense of the United States have created a new strategic situation for the rulers of Riyadh.

Blogs

Failing States: The Real Meaning of the Arab Uprisings

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The democratic promise of the poorly named “Arab Spring” is now widely recognized to be a disappointment...

Failing States: The Real Meaning of the Arab Uprisings

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The democratic promise of the poorly named “Arab Spring” is now widely recognized to be a disappointment. Viewed from early 2012, democratic “transitions” seem a pipe dream.

Saudi Succession and Stability

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, December 29, 2011

The smooth succession of royals is crucial to the stability of the Saudi oil state. Ever since King Faysal, the Saudi monarchy has alternated branches of the family on the throne in order to maintain a degree of balance between competing royal family factions.

Other Media

Saudi Succession and Stability

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies
Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The smooth succession of royals is crucial to the stability of the Saudi oil state...

Saudi Succession and Stability

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, November 1, 2011

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The smooth succession of royals is crucial to the stability of the Saudi oil state.

Saudi Arabia Faces a Changing Middle East

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, October 31, 2011

The calls for democracy during the “Arab Spring” presented the Saudi Arabian regime with serious challenges. Traditional allies such as the leaders of Tunisia and Egypt fell by the wayside leaving Riyadh practically alone as defender of an authoritarian government.

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