Author profile: Glen Segell

 

Glen Segell is a Fellow at the Ezri Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies, University of Haifa. He is retired information warfare officer having served as the Director of Research (Measures of Effect) in Iraq during the Second Gulf War. Recent books published are Civil-Military Relationships in Developing Countries (2014), Israel, Gaza and Hamas: Operation Protective Edge (2015) The Islamic State Delusion (2016), Theory and Case of Warfare (forthcoming 2017).

The Legacy of the Obama Administration

The Legacy of the Obama Administration

During Obama’s tenure America’s global leadership has declined to its lowest ebb leaving some allies to wonder how much they can rely on the US.

The Predictable and Permanent Nature of the Islamic State

The Predictable and Permanent Nature of the Islamic State

History is providing examples of the evolution and transformation of regimes away from their radical and extremist stances to participation in the international system.

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt and Israel

Mohamed Morsi, Egypt and Israel

Morsi’s single year in power brought more changes in relations between Israel and Egypt than the many years of his predecessors, Presidents Mubarak, Sadat and Nasser.

Egyptian and Syrian Civil-Military Relations

Egyptian and Syrian Civil-Military Relations

The civil-military relations in Egypt and Syria help explain their domestic strife and the expected outcome after this ends. Both countries will face problems until these relations are resolved.

U.S. Military Culture and the Withdrawal from Afghanistan

U.S. Military Culture and the Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Military culture will determine the characteristics of the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan. In turn, the withdrawal will determine American military culture and its organization into the 21st century.

The Eight-Day War

The Eight-Day War

The one problem that prevents an end to the Israel-Palestine issue is the willingness of leaders to take the chance of compromise to get something which is better than nothing.

The Syrian Army and the Coming Winter War

The Syrian Army and the Coming Winter War

Assad and the Syrian military are bound together in their fate. Preserving Assad’s power is crucial to keep the armed forces in safe employment – a lifestyle that could scarcely be an option under a new government.

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