Israel's changing geostrategic posture

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This paper analyzes Israel's changing understanding of its geostrategic posture from its establishment in 1948 to the current era. It starts by reviewing traditional Israeli geostrategic ideas and their implementation, mostly, as reflected in the nation's national security doctrine. The paper then investigates the effect of Israel's territorial expansion after 1967 on Israeli ideas about geostrategy. Finally, the paper shows how changing global, regional, and technological variables in the last two decades have transformed how Israeli elites understand their geostrategic realities and how they allocate resources in response to these changing conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-159
Number of pages6
JournalMiscellanea Geographica
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2022

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© 2022 Ehud Eiran, published by Sciendo 2022.


  • Israel
  • Jews
  • Mediterranean
  • Middle East
  • geostrategy
  • natural gas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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