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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 Contends with the Social Media Challenge

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (Israel)
Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Like most authoritarian regimes, the Saudis were not enthusiastic about the introduction of the Internet into their country...

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Sunni vs. Shiite in Saudi Arabia

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (Israel)
Sunday, January 16, 2011

On December 16, the Saudi city of Medina witnessed severe clashes between Sunnis and Shiites...Although the local press referred only to anonymous mobs, it was clear from international reporting and Saudi Shiite websites that this was a sectarian riot...

Sunni vs. Shiite in Saudi Arabia

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Advancing a Free Society
Sunday, January 16, 2011

On December 16, the Saudi city of Medina witnessed severe clashes between Sunnis and Shiites at the time of the annual Ashura gathering, when Shiites commemorate the martyrdom of Husayn, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.

King Abdullah’s Illness and the Saudi Succession

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Advancing a Free Society
Friday, December 10, 2010
  • If King Abdullah dies, the Saudi succession will go smoothly, with Prince Nayif most likely becoming crown prince after current Crown Prince Sultan assumes the throne.
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King Abdullah's Illness and the Saudi Succession

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (Israel)
Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Although every ruler brings his own nuance, the West can be assured that Saudi Arabia will experience no major upheavals as a result of a succession to the throne...

The Struggle over Religious Edicts in Saudi Arabia

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Advancing a Free Society
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lacking popular legitimacy conferred by the consent of the governed, the Saudi Royal Family relies on religious legitimacy from the clerics.

The Shiites of Saudi Arabia

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Advancing a Free Society
Thursday, September 9, 2010

Since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 and the ensuing alteration of the regional balance of power in favor of Iran, Saudi Arabia has looked at the world through an Iranian and Shiite prism.

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Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People: From the San Remo Conference (1920) to the Netanyahu-Abbas Talks

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (Israel)
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

According to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the real root of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians had been their ongoing refusal to recognize "the right of the Jewish people to a state of their own in their historic homeland..."

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The Shiites of Saudi Arabia

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Hudson Institute
Saturday, August 21, 2010

Since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 and the ensuing alteration of the regional balance of power in favor of Iran, Saudi Arabia has looked at the world through an Iranian and Shiite prism...

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