Author profile: Piki Ish-Shalom

Dr. Piki Ish-Shalom is an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During the 2015-16 academic year he will be a Visiting Associate Professor at Stanford University as well as the Israel Institute Visiting Professor. He was formerly the Director of the Leonard Davis for International relations Associate Professor (2012-15). He was a postdoctoral fellow at the International Security Program at the Belfer Center for Science and International affairs and at the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, both at Harvard University. In addition he was a visiting scholar at the New School University in New York, at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF), and at the Institute for the Human Studies (IWM) in Vienna. He is the author of Democratic Peace: A Political Biography (University of Michigan Press, 2013), as well as articles in different scholarly journals such as International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, International Studies Review, Political Science Quarterly, and Perspectives on Politics.

‘Mind the Gap’: Triangulating the Worlds of State, Academia, and Think-Tanks

‘Mind the Gap’: Triangulating the Worlds of State, Academia, and Think-Tanks

Think-tanks can function as the shock absorbers that reduce the pressure on scholars, allowing a more truthful flow of academic knowledge to the state.

The Inversion of Just War Theory

The Inversion of Just War Theory

Despite universalist pretensions, Just War Theory has served partisan interests throughout Operation Protective Edge; ultimately enabling rather than proscribing killing.

The Migration of Democratic Peace Theory

The Migration of Democratic Peace Theory

In leaving the academy, theories are often instrumentalised to justify political violence. Intellectuals have a responsibility for their theoretical effect on the world.

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