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Dr. Guy Ziv is an associate professor at American University’s School of International Service (SIS), where he teaches courses on U.S. foreign policy, international negotiations, U.S.-Israel relations, and Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking. His book, "Why Hawks Become Doves: Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change in Israel," was published by SUNY Press in 2014, with an updated paperback version published in 2015. His current research focuses on civil-military relations in Israel and the role of political elites in Israeli foreign policy decision-making. His articles have been published in peer-reviewed academic journals and leading newspapers and news sites, including The Baltimore Sun,, Haaretz, The Hill, The Jerusalem Post, New York Daily News, Newsday, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and USA Today. He also appears regularly as a commentator in major media outlets including BBC, Bloomberg TV, CNN, i24 News, Sky News, and Voice of America.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, American University