Gerald M. Steinberg
PROF. STEINBERG IS PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL STUDIES, BAR ILAN UNIVERSITY, AND FOUNDED THE PROGRAM ON CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND NEGOTIATION. HE IS ALSO THE FOUNDER/PRESIDENT OF NGO MONITOR, A JERUSALEM-BASED PUBLIC AFFAIRS INSTITUTE - AWARDED THE 2013 BEGIN PRIZE. HIS RESEARCH FOCUSES ON THE CHANGING NATURE OF POWER IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, AS REFLECTED IN MIDDLE EAST DIPLOMACY AND SECURITY, THE POLITICS OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS (NGOS), ISRAELI POLITICS AND ARMS CONTROL.
Following the 1995 NPT Review Conference, Steinberg was Israel's delegate to the IAEA’s academic conferences examining proposals of a Middle East Zone Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction. He was awarded a prestigious Israel Science Foundation grant, (2008); served as team leader, Israel at the Polls chapters on the peace process and Israel-American relations (1988---2005); member of Israel Council of Foreign Affairs; advisory board of the Israel Law Review International; appointed to the Israel Higher-Education Council, Committee on Public Policy (2013); academic participant in the Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism ICCA. Academic publications include “NGOs, Human Rights, and Political Warfare in the Arab-Israel Conflict" (Israel Studies); "Arms Control and Regional Security in the Middle East", (Survival, Vol. 36:1); Examining Israel’s NPT Exceptionality: 1998-2005, (Non-Proliferation Review, Vol. 13:1); “Realism, Politics and Culture in Middle East Arms Control Negotiations” (International Negotiation, Vol. 10), "The UN, the ICJ and the Separation Barrier: War by Other Means" (Israel Law Review); and Best Practices for Human Rights and Humanitarian NGOs, (co-author), Nijhoff, Leiden, 2012.
Steinberg is quoted in the New York TImes, interviewed on the BBC, NPR, CNN, CBC and other top media platforms and his op-ed columns are published in the Wall St. Journal, Financial Times, Ha'aretz,
International Herald Tribune, Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, and other publications.
Gerald M. Steinberg, "Netanyahu's Foreign Policy: Between History, Geography, and International Anarchy", Orient (Deutschen Orient-Institut, Berlin), Vol. 54, No. 2, 2013
"The concern about Iran developing nuclear weapons and the repeated American pledges go back at least twenty years. Now here we are at the absolute, most important point of this process, where the Iranian leadership wants to see a reduction in sanctions and is vulnerable to pressure, and the sense here is [that] the United States may be just incapable of delivering."