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Joshua Teitelbaum

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

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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Analysis and Commentary

Turkey is calling for a jihad against Israel

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Guardian (UK)
Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Erdogan's bellicose support for the flotilla has sacrificed Israeli relations in the service of retrograde east-facing aspirations...

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Saudi Arabia and the New Strategic Landscape

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Hoover Institution Press
Saturday, April 10, 2010

Joshua Teitelbaum evaluates Saudi foreign policy in the Persian Gulf and in the Arab-Israeli peace process and provides a shrewd assessment of the Saudi-U.S. relationship.

In the News

The Arab Peace Initiative: A Primer and Future Prospects

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (Israel)
Thursday, March 26, 2009

In the wake of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Saudi Arabia was under intense scrutiny since fifteen of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers had proved to be Saudis...

A Threat in Any Language

by Joshua Teitelbaumvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 22, 2009

The leader of Iran wants to “wipe Israel off the map.” Was he misquoted? Not by a long shot. By Joshua Teitelbaum.