Video On Demand

Event: Crossroads: The Future of the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership

September 16, 2011 • 1:30 – 3:00 pm EDT

Presentation by
Haim Malka
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Middle East Program
and commentary from

Dr. Oded Eran
Director, Institute for National Security Studies, Israel

Dr. Dov Zakheim
Senior Adviser, CSIS and former Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller), U.S. Department of Defense

The U.S.-Israel partnership is under unprecedented strain. Growing differences could undermine the interests of both the United States and Israel, making strong cooperation uncertain in an increasingly volatile and unpredictable Middle East. Crossroads explores the unique partnership between the United States and Israel and traces how political and strategic dynamics are reshaping the relationship in unforeseen ways. The study traces the development of the U.S.-Israel relationship, analyzes the sources of current tension, and suggests ways forward for policymakers in both countries. Copies of the book will be distributed to attendees.

Jon B. Alterman
Senior Vice President, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, and Director, Middle East Program