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Associate Professor of International Relations, American University School of International Service

Dr. Boaz Atzili is a political scientist who researches and teaches international politics. His interest is in international security with an emphasis on the politics of borders and territoriality, deterrence of non-state actors and their host states, and the international aspects of state weakness. His regional focus is in the Middle East, but his research extends to Africa, Europe, and Latin America as well. Atzili teaches courses include "International Relation Theory," "Schools of Thought in International Relations," "Security and Insecurity in a Global World," "Dynamics of International (in)Security," "Weak States and War," and "Arab-Israeli relations." Atzili's book publications include Triadic Deterrence: Israel, Arab States, and Non-State Actors (Forthcoming 2018, Columbia University Press, with Wendy Pearlman), Territorial Designs and International Politics: Inside-out and Outside-In (Routledge, 2017, edited with Burak kadercan), and Good Fences Bad Neighbors: Border Fixity and International Conflict (University of Chicago Press, 2012). He published articles in venues included International Security, Security Studies, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, International Studies Review, and Territory, Politics, Governance.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of International Relations, American University School of International Service

Education

  • 2006 
    MIT, PhD