The Role of Leadership in Transitional States: The Cases of Lebanon, Israel-Palestine (Paperback)

The Role of Leadership in Transitional States: The Cases of Lebanon, Israel-Palestine By Ph.D. Filippidou, Anastasia, Strategic Studies Institute (U.S.) (Editor), Army War College (U.S.) (Producer) Cover Image
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Leadership is dynamic; it is a continuous process and ever-changing relationship between numerous different factors. The research focuses on political leadership in transitional situations and the efforts of leadership in the transformation process from weak and fragmented states or communities to peaceful and viable states. The above is tested vis-à-vis U.S. foreign policy towards the Middle East, which will have to be adaptive and flexible on the one hand in order to show ability and will; but will also have to be consistent on the other, so that it can show commitment and impartiality.

Political scientists, leadership scholars, and international relations negotiators may have an interest in this work.  High school through college and graduate students in political science, global studies, international relations, and communications courses may find this text useful for term papers about political leaders and leadership.

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About the Author


ANASTASIA FILIPPIDOU is a lecturer at the Cen­tre for International Security and Resilience at Cranfield University, United Kingdom (UK). Prior to her employment at Cranfield University, she was a Lecturer at the Defence Studies Department KCL, Brunel University, and she was a teaching fellow at the War Studies Department. Dr. Filippidou worked with the Centre for Defence Studies, delivering courses on ter­rorism and counterterrorism for the Home Office. Her research and teaching focuses on strategy and conflict resolution; psychology of war and peace; and the role of leadership in ending terrorist campaigns. Dr. Filippidou holds a B.A. (Hons); PgCert; and a Ph.D. from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, UK.
ELIAS HANNA is a retired Lebanese Army General, who has participated in training courses in military academies in Europe as well as in the United States. His main interests include geopolitical and security is­sues concerning the Middle East. General (Ret.) Hanna currently teaches geopolitics and causes of war at the American University of Beirut and Notre Dame University. He also has a weekly geopolitical television show on the Lebanese MTV- General View.
EYAL PASCOVICH is an adjunct lecturer at the De­partments of Political Sciences at the University of Haifa and Tel Aviv University in Israel. Formerly, he was an analyst officer in the Israel Defense Forces’ military intelligence and the Israeli Counter Terrorism Bureau, as well as an advisor to the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781584876489
ISBN-10: 1584876484
Publisher: Department of the Army
Publication Date: September 24th, 2015
Pages: 207
Language: English