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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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Saudi Arabia Faces A Changing Middle East

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA)
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The calls for democracy during the “Arab Spring” presented the Saudi Arabian regime with serious challenges...

In the News

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Women's Suffrage in Saudi Arabia

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia BESA Center for Strategic Studies
Sunday, October 9, 2011

King Abdullah announced that within the next few years women would be appointed to the Consultative Council and be allowed to vote and run for the municipal councils. But is this a significant advancement for Saudi women's rights...?

An Alternative Diplomatic Process: A Renewed Regional Framework for Cooperation in the Middle East

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
  • The peace process is not likely to move forward substantially in the near future.
    Although both sides ostensibly agree to a two-state solution, they are severely

Panzers for the Kingdom: The German Tank Sale to Saudi Arabia and Israel’s Silence

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, August 1, 2011

In early July, Germany’s prestigious weekly Der Spiegel reported that Berlin was set to sell 200 of its most advanced main battle tank, the

Analysis and Commentary

Panzers for the Kingdom: The German Tank Sale to Saudi Arabia and Israel’s Silence

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, August 1, 2011

In early July, Germany’s prestigious weekly Der Spiegel reported that Bonn was set to sell 200 of its most advanced main battle tank, the Leopard Type 2A7+, to Saudi Arabia. Surprisingly to some, in Israel there was nary a sound...

An Alternative Diplomatic Process: A Renewed Regional Framework for Cooperation in the Middle East

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Advancing a Free Society
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
  • The peace process is not likely to move forward substantially in the near future.
    Although both sides ostensibly agree to a two-state solution, they are severely
In the News

An Alternative Diplomatic Process

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (Israel)
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A renewed regional framework for cooperation in the Middle East...

In the News

Empty Words: Saudi Blustering and US-Saudi Realities

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia BESA Center for Strategic Studies
Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Saudis are truly angry at the Obama Administration, and are threatening to turn away from their alliance with Washington...

Empty Words: Saudi Blustering and US-Saudi Realities

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, July 17, 2011

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Saudis are truly angry at the Obama Administration, and are threatening to turn away from their alliance with Washington. But the Saudis are all bark and no bite.

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