Aviad Rubin

Aviad Rubin

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Aviad Rubin is an Associate Professor and academic co-director of the Haifa Research Center for Maritime Strategy, both at Haifa University, Israel.  He was the founding director of the University's Navy cadet program and is a reserve Lt. Commander in the Israel Defense Force.  In 2017 Dr. Rubin will serve as an Israel Institute Faculty Fellow at the Center for Middle East studies, University of Chicago.

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Eastern Mediterranean: Do Not Write Off States Just Yet

by Ehud Eiran, Aviad Rubinvia The Caravan
Friday, September 23, 2016

Do not write off states as power brokers in the Eastern Mediterranean maritime arena just yet. It is easy to do so. Great powers (past, present and aspiring) as well as non-state actors seem to have eroded the centrality of regional state actors in shaping the region’s maritime security environment in the last few years.