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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 Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Oral History Review, Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs,  Cold War History, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, and the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies.  Moreover, he has published two book chapters in prestigious edited volumes – one in genocide denial in 21st century and one in Transitional Justice.

Dr. Ben Aharon forthcoming book titled: Israeli-Turkish Relations at the End of the Cold War (Edinburgh University Press, 2023) 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 also published four policy reports for think tanks as an expert guest writer, providing policy advice to decision-makers about the commemoration/recognition of the Armenian genocide/Holocaust and about the emotional calculus in Foreign Policy Analysis. Moreover, he has been involved in research-led public engagement, therefore, he regularly writes (in Hebrew and English) short essays on current affairs. Dr. Ben Aharon work appeared in Newsweek , The Conversation, The Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, The National Interest
, Times of Israel , Mekomit, and Globes News on issues related to the Middle East, Turkey’s foreign policy, Israel’s political history, Holocaust memory, the Armenian genocide and transnationalism.

His research interests include:

- Israel's diplomatic and political history 
- Turkey’s foreign policy
- The “War on Terror” during the Cold War 
- Intelligence history 
- Foreign policy analysis
- Emotional diplomacy 
- Elite oral history and qualitative research 
- Jewish and Armenian transnationalism 
- Nagorno-Karabakh conflict 
- Conspiracy theories and foreign policy
- Securitization theory
Israel-diaspora relations
Holocaust memory in the global age

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