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International Friendly - United Arab Emirates v Israel

Mon, Aug 30, 2021

Pitching Abraham’s tent: The human dimension of UAE-Israeli normalization

In the past year, many have written on the normalization of relations between Israel and Arab states, focusing on economic interests and emphasizing shared security interests in the region. Case studies, however, indicate that relations between countries are improved when they encompass aspects related to the lives of citizens. Incorporating an element of cultural affinity […]

In-Depth Research & Reports by Yoel Guzansky, Shalom Lipner, Jonathan H. Ferziger, Sarah Feuer, Tomer Fadlon, Ari Heistein, Ebtesam Al Ketbi, and Noura Al Breiki

Economy & Business Israel

Fri, Aug 27, 2021

Lipner quoted in Formiche on Lapid’s international and political reputation

In the News by Atlantic Council

Afghanistan Democratic Transitions

Wed, Aug 25, 2021

Lipner quoted in Forward on Israeli Prime Minister Bennett’s attempt to demonstrate his dedication to the US Jewish community

In the News by Atlantic Council

Civil Society International Norms

Shalom Lipner is a nonresident senior fellow for the Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council, where his primary research interests include the US-Israel bilateral relationship, Israel’s foreign and defense policy and domestic affairs, and Middle East regional dynamics.

Lipner served seven consecutive Israeli premiers over a quarter-century at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem, where his areas of core expertise included foreign policy, public diplomacy and communications, and Jewish communal affairs. Among the positions he held were assistant foreign policy advisor to the prime minister, advisor to the Ministry of Strategic Affairs, special coordinator for public diplomacy, advisor to the Minister of Israeli Society and the World Jewish Community, and director of communications for the Government Press Office. Lipner also filled terms as coordinator of the US-Israel Strategic Dialogue and director of the Government Coordinating Committee on Countering Antisemitism.

After leaving government service, Lipner was a nonresident senior fellow with the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. His commentary and analysis have been featured internationally in The New York TimesPoliticoForeign AffairsThe Jerusalem PostThe AtlanticThe AustralianForeign PolicyThe American Interest,Ha’aretzUS News and World ReportAl-Jazeera,Asia TimesThe National InterestThe ForwardDefense NewsThe Jewish Telegraphic AgencyThe Hill, and other publications.  

Lipner earned a BA in international relations and political science from the University of Toronto, an MA in international relations and American studies from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an MS in management studies from Boston University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, which he attended as a Wexner-Israel Fellow.