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Entries by Brent E. Sasley from 05/2012

Civil-Military Relations in Israel: Not So Civil

| Posted 05.01.2012 | World

Popular commentary in the U.S. in recent weeks has drawn attention to the very public bickering in Israel between former security/military leaders and civilian politicians. My guess is that few of the reports on the issue contain reference to the fact that this is a longstanding pattern in Israeli politics.

Israel's Dysfunctional Political System

| Posted 05.08.2012 | World

In some ways, it's a bit of a surprise that Israel's political system hasn't collapsed of its own weight. Here are four major issues that weaken the system.