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Dr. Jacob Abadi

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Department of History

Dr. Jacob Adabi
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Bio

Dr Jacob Abadi is a professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic history at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado. Professor Abadi obtained his B.A. degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his M.A. and Ph.D degrees from New York University. In addition to numerous articles and book reviews which he had written on contemporary Middle Eastern and Islamic affairs Dr Abadi published the books Britain’s Withdrawal from the Middle East: The Economic and Strategic Imperatives, 1947-1971; Israel’s Leadership: From Utopia to Crisis; Israel’s Quest for Acceptance and Recognition in Asia: Garrison State Diplomacy and Tunisia Since the Arab Conquest: The Saga of a Westernized Muslim State.

Education

Ph.D., History (The Middle East (1453-Present) and Modern Britain (19th and 20th centuries)), New York Univversity, New York (1978)

Master of Arts, History, New York Univversity, New York (1974)

Bachelor of Arts, History and Political Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1971)

Professional Experience

Professor, Department of History, Modern Middle East and World History, U.S. Air Force Academy (1994-present)

Adjunct Professor, History of World Cultures, Pratt Institute (1985-1994)

Adjunct Professor, Western Civilization, Fairleigh Dickinson University (1980-1983)

Honors & Awards

VISITING RESEARCH FELLOW PROGRAMS

Visiting Research Fellow at the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Languages and Literature, New York University (1991)

Visiting Research Fellow at the Near Eastern Studies Department, Princeton University (2001, 2007, 2014)

SUMMER SEMINARS AND STUDY PROGRAMS

Recipient of The American Institute for Dodecanese Studies award for a study tour in Greece (1987)

Recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities grant for the seminar The End of the British Empire. Conducted by Professor Wm. Roger Louis. The University of Texas at Austin (1990)

Recipient of the Malone Fellowship grant for a study tour to Qatar and the UAE. The Council on U.S-Arab Relations (1995)

Recipient of the Fulbright-Hays Scholarship Award for a summer seminar entitled “Moroccan Civil Society: Historical Tradition and Contemporary Challenges” held in Morocco (1998)

Recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Award for the seminar Culture and Communication in the Pre-Modern Islamic World. Conducted by Professor Fred Donner. The University of Chicago (2005)

Recipient of the Brandeis University award for the Summer Institute for Israel Studies (2007)

Recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Award for the summer institute Holy Places and Holy Cities in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Conducted by Professors Irven Resnick and Jeremy Cohen, The Oxford Center for Jewish and Hebraic Studies, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (2008)

Recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities Award for the summer institute The Historical and Cultural Development of Modern India. Conducted by Professors David Berry and Beverley Blois, Delhi, Agra, Varanasi (2011)

Participant in the Network Summer Faculty Enrichment Program, People’s Power: Revolt in the Arab World, New York University (2012)

Recipient of the Zhi-Xing Academic Leaders Fellowship for a trip to China sponsored by the China Education Association for International Exchange (2015)

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

Recipient of the Colonel D. H. Zook Award for Excellence in Teaching World History, U.S. Air Force Academy (1998)

FELLOWSHIPS AND RESEARCH GRANTS

Recipient of summer research grants in Israel, the Middle East and the United Kingdom, U.S. Air Force Academy (1995-2005)

Research and Scholarly Interests

Middle Eastern History

Islam

Israel studies

Jewish History

Publications

Dissertation – The British Retreat from the Middle East 1945-1957:The Role of Domestic Constraints in the Making of Defense Policy.

Books:

Britain's Withdrawal from the Middle East: The Economic and Strategic Imperatives, 1947-1971, (Princeton: Kingston Press, 1983), 283 pp.

Israel's Leadership: From Utopia to Crisis, (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993), 199 pp.

Israel’s Quest for Recognition and Acceptance in Asia: Garrison State Diplomacy, (London: Frank Cass Publishers, 2004), 478 pp.

Tunisia since the Arab Conquest: The Saga of a Westernized Muslim State, (Reading, UK: Ithaca Press, 2013), 586 pp.

Book in progress: Jordan throughout the Ages (tentative title).

Articles:

“Oil Protection in Britain's Middle East Defense Policy, 1945-1971: Rationalization or Necessity,” The American Journal for the Study of Middle Eastern Civilization, Vol. I, No. 1 (Spring 1980), pp. 10-21.

“Israeli-Indian Relations -Futile Attempts at Rapprochement,” Journal of Third World Studies, Vol. VIII, No.2 (Fall 1991), pp.161-174.

“The British Experience in Palestine 1936-1946: A Decade of Jewish Cooperation and Resistance,” Conflict Quarterly, Vol. XII, No.1 (Winter 1992), pp. 47-67.

“India's Economic Policy since Nehru: The Failure of Democratic Socialism and the March toward Free Trade,” Journal of Third World Studies, Vol. X, No. 2 (Fall 1993), pp.12-35.

“The Gulf War and Its Implications for Israel,” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. XVII, No.3 (Spring 1994), pp. 55-77.

“Piercing the Bamboo Curtain: The Triumph of Israel's China's Policy,” Mediterranean Quarterly, Vol. V. No.3 (Summer 1994), pp. 57-80.

“Israel and Turkey–From Covert to Overt Relations,” The Journal of Conflict Studies, Vol. XV. No. 2 (Fall 1995), pp. 104-128.

“Britain's Abandonment of South Arabia–A reassessment,” Journal of Third World Studies, Vol. XII, No. 1 (Spring 1995). pp. 152-180.

“Israel and the Maghreb,” Maghreb Review, Vol. 20, Nos. 1-4 (1995), pp. 74-95.

“Israel's Relations with Oman and the Persian Gulf States,” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. XX, No. 1 (Fall 1996). pp. 46-73.

“Israel and the Balkan states,” Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 32, No. 4 (October 1996). pp. 296-320.

“Saudi Arabia and Israel: The Persistence of Hostility and the Prospects of Normalization,” Mediterranean Quarterly, Vol. 9, No. 2 (Spring 1998). pp. 52-75.

“Iraq's Threat to Kuwait during the Qasim Era,” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. XXII, No.1 (Fall 1998). pp. 24-45.

“The Sino-Indian Border Conflict of 1962–A Test Case for India's Policy of Non-Alignment,” Journal of Third World Studies, Vol. XV, No. 2 (Fall 1998). pp. 11-29.

“Constraints and Adjustments in Tunisia’s Policy toward Israel,” Maghreb Review, (1-4, 1998). pp. 24-43.

“Pragmatism and Rhetoric in Yemen's Policy toward Israel,” Journal of Third World Studies, Vol. XVI, No. 2 (Fall 1999). pp. 95-118.

“Israel and Sudan: The Saga of an Enigmatic Relationship,” Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 35, No. 3 (July 1999). pp. 19-41.

“The Bitter Harvest of Indo-Egyptian Relations,” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. XXIII, No.1 (Fall 1999). pp. 38-64.

“New Zealand-Israeli Relations: The Political and Economic Imperatives,” The Round Table, No. 351 (Fall 1999), pp. 461-482.

“Constraints and Adjustments in Sudan’s Policy toward Egypt,” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. XXIII, No. 3 (Fall 2000). pp. 19-46.

“Constraints and Adjustments in Greece’s Policy toward Israel,” Mediterranean Quarterly, Vol. 11, No. 4 (Fall 2000). pp. 40-70.

“Pragmatism and Rhetoric in Libya’s Policy toward Israel,” Journal of Conflict Studies, Vol. XX, No 2 (Fall 2000). pp. 80-102.

“Sweden’s Policy toward Israel: Constraints and Adjustments,” Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 37, No. 2 (April 2001). pp. 23-49.

“The Road to the Israeli-Moroccan Rapprochement,” Journal of North African Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring 2001), pp. 27-54.

“Australia-Israeli Relations: The Political and Economic Imperatives,” The Round Table, No. 361 (Fall 2001), pp.-563-587.

“Israel in the Horn of Africa,” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. XXV, No. 2 (Winter 2002), pp. 26-51. Written in collaboration with Jennifer Krischer

“Great Britain and the Maghreb during the Epoch of Pan Arabism and Cold War,” Cold War History, Vol. 2, No. 2 (January 2002), pp. 123-160.

“Israel’s Relations with Azerbaijan and the States of Central Asia,” Journal of Third World Studies, Vol. XIX, No. 2 (Fall 2002), pp. 63-88.

“Relations under Stress: The United States and Morocco in the Epoch of Pan Arabism,” Maghreb Review, Vol. 27 No. 1 (2002), pp. 75-102.

“Constraints and Adjustments in Italy’s Policy toward Israel,”Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 38, No. 4 (October 2002), pp. 63-94.

“Algeria’s Policy toward Israel: Constraints and Adjustments,” Middle East Journal, Vol. 56, No. 4 (Autumn 2002), pp. 616-641.

“Israeli-Druze Relations: An Appraisal,” Studies in Contemporary Islam, Vol. 5, Nos. 1-2 (Spring-Fall 2003), pp. 137-160.

“Qatar’s Foreign Policy: The Quest for National Security and Territorial Integrity,” Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, No.1 (Winter 2004), pp. 14-37.

“Constraints and Adjustments in Portugal’s Policy toward Israel,” Middle Eastern Studies, (Spring 2004), pp. 83-108.

“The Road to the Israeli-Polish Rapprochement,” Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 41, No. 6 (November 2005), pp. 863-888

“Egypt’s Policy towards Israel: The Impact of Foreign and Domestic Constraints,” Israel Affairs, Vol. 12, No. 1 (January 2006), pp. 159-176.

“The Impact of the Syrian civil war on Syrian-Jordanian relations,” Turkish Review, Vol. 4, No. 2 (March-April 2014), pp. 162-168.

“India National Security Imperatives and Indo-Israeli Strategic Cooperation, Middle East Institute, September 18, 2014. http://www.mei.edu/content/at/india%E2%80%99s-national-security- imperatives-and-indo-israeli-strategic-cooperation.

“Jordan’s King Hussein Peace Initiative and the Treaty with Israel: Overcoming Domestic and Foreign Pressures,”International Relations and Diplomacy, Vol. 3, No.9 (September 2015), pp. 642-659.

Tunisia and Israel: Relations under Stress, Middle Eastern Studies, Published on line: December 15, 2016 http://dx.doi.org/1080/00263206.2016.1263191, pp. 1-26.

Habib Bourguiba-A Bibliographical Essay in Oxford Bibliographies http:www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780195390155/obo-97801953…p. 1-16

Articles in books:

“Religious Zionism and Israeli Politics: Gush Emunim Revisited,” Religious Fundamentalism in Developing Countries, Santosh C. Saha and Thomas Carr, (Eds.), Greenwood Press, 2001, pp. 67-89.

“Warfare and Politics in Lebanon: The Transformation of the Hizballah,” Islamic, Hindu and Christian Fundamentalism Compared-Public Policy in Global Perspective, Santosh C. Saha and Thomas K. Carr (Eds.), (Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2003), pp. 223-255.

“Ethnicity and Politics in Israeli Politics: The Emergence of the Shas Party,” Religious Fundamentalism in the Contemporary World: Critical Social and Political Issues, Santosh C. Saha, (Ed.) (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2004), pp. 235-263.

“The Road to the Israeli-Spanish Rapprochement,” Israel: The First Hundred Years (Vol. IV): Israel in the International Arena, Efraim Karsh (Ed.), (London: Frank Cass, 2004), pp. 177-202.

Book Reviews:

Over fifty book reviews were published in the following professional journals: American Historical Review; Conflict Quarterly; Journal of Conflict Studies Journal of Military History; Journal of Third World Studies; Middle East Policy; Middle East Studies Association Bulletin; Middle East Journal; Military and Naval History Forum; Millennium, The Historian; The International Journal of Middle East Studies; War in History