Arsenault Joshua

Joshua Arsenault is a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Political Science, Government, and International Relations at Tel Aviv University. He holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in Political Science, History, and German, and an M.A. in Security and Diplomacy Studies from Tel Aviv University.


Why I Chose to Study Political Science: For me, the study of political science is an effort to understand the social environment we inhabit; increasing our collective knowledge of it is an ideal manner to provide us with the tools not just for understanding, but also for making better and more informed decisions.


Dissertation: The Role of Post-Disaster Aid in the Pursuit of Alliances

Advisor: Prof. Azar Gat


Research Interests: International Relations of the Middle East and South Asia, International Relations and the Environment, American Foreign Policy.



2018—forthcoming. “The Evolution of Israel-Hamas Deterrence,” in Elli Liberman (ed.), Deterring Terrorism: A New Model for Conflict Management. New York: Routledge. With Or Honig.

2017. “Perceptions and Misperceptions of Regime Stability and Iran’s Convoluted Rise to Regional Influence,” Digest of Middle East Studies Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 362-397. With Or Honig.

2013. Book Review: “Imagining the Middle East” by Matthew Jacob, Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs Vol. 7, No. 1.


Languages: English (mother tongue), German, Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish


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