Dr. Boaz Atzili is a political scientist who researches and teaches international politics. His interest is in international security with an emphasis on territorial conflicts and the politics of borders, and the international aspects of state weakness and state failure. His research includes various cases from the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Europe. Atzili is also interested in the politics of the Middle East and, in particular, Lebanon and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He is the author of several studies, including articles in Security Studies and in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. His Forthcoming book is titled Good Fences, Bad neighbors: Border Fixity and International Conflict.