On June 20, 2021, 1:30-3:00 p.m. Eastern US Time, Professor Ofira Seliktar addressed the Mackinder Forum Seminar on “Embedding and Projectiles as a Winning Strategy of Hamas: Can Deterrence Work?”
Abstract: The question of how to deter Hamas from starting another conflict has dominated the recent discourse. Most observers have ignored the fact that, as an Iranian proxy, the terror group presents unique challenges to deterrence.
Biography: Professor Seliktar is Professor Emerita at Gratz College. She has written extensively on predictive failures in intelligence and is the author of eleven books and scores of articles in refereed journals, chapters in books, and large number of reports. Her relevant studies include: (1) Iran, Revolution, and Proxy Wars, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019 (with Farhad Razaei); (2) Iran, Israel, and the United States: The Politics of Nuclear Counterproliferation, Lexington, 2018 (also with Farhad Rezaei); (3) Navigating Iran: From Carter to Obama, Palgrave – Macmillan, 2012; (4) The Politics of Intelligence and American Wars with Iraq, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2008; (5) Failing the Crystal Ball Test: Carter Administration and the Fundamentalist Revolution in Iran, Praeger, 2000.