Edited by Donald E. Abelson and Christopher J. Rastrick
Chapter 14: The role of think tanks in promoting foreign policy change in Israel
The think tank scene in Israel is evolving. Whilst in the past most institutions were university-based and research-oriented, new think tanks put more emphasis on public policy impact. One field in which this change is evident is foreign policy. This is due to the weakening of Israel’s Foreign Service over the last few years and the controversial foreign policy directions led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. This chapter analyzes these trends and highlights how a think tank can promote change in Israel’s foreign policy. The chapter is based on the work of the Mitvim Institute. It focuses on ways to improve foreign policy conduct and content by addressing the lack of grand strategy, seeking paths to empower the Foreign Service, strengthening public and political discourse on foreign policy, providing alternative framing to major events, focusing on issues that the establishment avoids and strengthening ties with regional countries via track-two diplomacy.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.