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E. (Eldad) Ben Aharon, PhD

E. (Eldad) Ben Aharon, PhD



Dr. Ben Aharon is a historian of International Relations specializing in the Cold War in the Middle East. He has published scholarly articles on a range of subjects in the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Cold War History, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs , and the Oral History Review.

Dr. Ben Aharon forthcoming book (Edinburgh University Press, Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies series) offers a critical re-examination of Israel’s relationship with Turkey in the last decade of the Cold War. His book reveals the complicated and often contradictory process of managing the legacies of the Armenian genocide and the Holocaust in International Relations.

Dr. Ben Aharon is also involved in research-led public engagement, therefore, he regularly writes short essays on current affairs for The Conversation , The Jerusalem Post , Haaretz , The National Interest and Times of Israel , on issues related to the Middle East, Turkey’s foreign policy, Israel’s political history, Holocaust memory , the Armenian genocide and transnationalism.

Research interests

- Israel's diplomatic history
- Turkey’s foreign policy
- Intelligence history
Oral history theory and practice
- Jewish and Armenian transnationalism
- Nagorno-Karabakh conflict 
- Transnational dimension of conflict and peace
- Conspiracy theories and foreign policy
- Israeli political history
Israel-Diaspora relations
Holocaust memory in the global age
Last modified:12 September 2021 10.11 p.m.

Contact information

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands