Join Carlos as he explores the psychology of Israel policy making with Dr. Freilich. Dr. Freilich a former deputy national security advisor to the State of Israel details the history and, in many cases, the chronic inadequacies in the making of Israeli national security policy. Chuck Freilich identifies profound, ongoing problems that he ascribes to a series of factors: a hostile and highly volatile regional environment, Israel’s proportional representation electoral system, and structural peculiarities of the Israeli government and bureaucracy.
What are some other problems that are ongoing at the state of Israel faces that negatively influences their policy decision-making? How Israel may have flawed in their decision-making at Camp David? Are there any bureaucracy issues in the Israeli government? Does America influence the Israeli policymaking? Do the varying political parties in Israel differ in their policy making? Which one is better?
What kind of diplomatic style does Netanyahu have?
Charles D. (“Chuck”) Freilich is a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School and teaches political science at Harvard, Tel Aviv University, and elsewhere. Prior to serving as deputy national security adviser, he was a senior analyst in the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Freilich is the author of numerous op-eds, appears regularly in American, Israeli, and international media, and speaks widely on Middle Eastern issues.