Research and publications


Dissertation book project

Not Just War: Militarism, Civilianism, and the Normative Theory of Democratic Civil-Military Relations



Citizenship, Enmity, and the Normative Theory of Domestic Military Use (forthcoming in Armed Forces and Society).


Democratic Backsliding, Bureaucratic-Disobedience, and “the Right to Be Wrong” Conception of Civilian Control of the Military (under review with the American Journal of Political Science)

Militarism, Civilianism, and Democratic Civil-Military Relations

Beyond the Freedom of the Press (w. Justin Pottle)

Working papers:

Is Terrorism Necessarily Violent? Public Perceptions of Nonviolence and Terrorism in Conflict Settings (w. Alon Yakter)

Inequality and the American All Volunteer Force

Work in Progress:

Suckers: A moral and Political Treatment (w. Shai Agmon)

Other work:

Research and policy papers (selected)

· “Israel as the First ‘Intelligence State’”. Liberal Magazine. April 2022

· “Road Map” (In Hebrew). Telem 4. August 2020 (W. Shai Agmon).

· The Right Said: “Give Up Hope” (In Hebrew). Telem 1. June 2019. English translation available at

· Israel’s National Security and West Bank Settlements. Molad: The Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy. December 2017 (With: Yonatan Levi and Shai Agmon).

· The Strategic Balance of Israel’s Withdrawal from Gaza (2005–2016). Molad: The Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy. August 2016.

· Why the Nuclear Deal is Good for Israel. Molad: The Center for the Renewal of Israeli Democracy. July 2014.

English Op-Eds (Selected)

· Challenging the Israeli Social Contract. Australian Outlook. June 11, 2021.

· Understanding Netanyahu’s Jordan Valley Declaration. Israel Policy Forum. September 11, 2019

· A Year In: Iran is Still Bad, the Iran Deal is Still Good. The Jewish Journal. July 25, 2016.

· Why the Iran Deal is Israel’s Best Alternative. The Huffington Post. July 20, 2015.

· Where Dayan Goes Wrong on the Arab Peace Initiative. The Daily Beast. September 5, 2013.

Hebrew Op-Eds (selected)

· Leave the Military out of it. Haaretz. May 13, 2021. [responding to a call by PM Netanyahu to use the military to disperse domestic protests and ethnic clashes]

· Two Axes to Escape the Political Gridlock. Haaretz. April 24, 2018. [discussing the sources of left-center-right divide on solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict]

· When Your Date Starts Collecting Intelligence About You. Haaretz. March 23, 2017. [opposing a proposal to permit government information collection on left wing NGOs]

· They Only Understand Force. The Seventh Eye (העין השביעית). January 12, 2017. [arguing that Netanyahu and Yediot’s publisher’s talks are a profound failure of their democratic responsibility]

· The Left Should Realize, International Help isn’t on its Way. Haaretz. December 26, 2016.