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Charles Freilich

Expert in Security/Defense/Terrorism
Academic Year
Columbia University
Tufts University

Charles Freilich is a long-time senior fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center. His areas of scholarly interest are Israeli national security strategy and decision-making. He previously taught political science at Harvard, Columbia, NYU and Tel Aviv University. Professor Freilich is a frequent commentator on US-Middle east policy, especially US-Israel relations, and Middle Eastern affairs generally. He is the author of, "Zion’s Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy" (Cornell Press 2012), "Israeli National Security: A New Strategy for an Era of Change" (Oxford Press 2018), and "Israel and the Cyber Threat: How the Startup Nation Became a Global Cyber Power" (forthcoming). Professor Freilich received his Ph.D. from Columbia University (1992).