Jesse Weinberg is a junior researcher at the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, and concurrently a doctoral candidate at the Zvi Yavetz School of History at Tel Aviv University. His doctoral dissertation is a study of Syrian-American bilateral relations from 1977-1992, analyzing Syria’s relationship with the United States; discussing Syrian foreign policy decision-making through the lens of Syrian President Hafez al-Asad and his ruling Ba’ath Party, researching the interplay between Syria’s Arab identity and realpolitik, and examining how Syria’s relations with regional actors coincided with global Cold War politics.
Jesse received his Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science and Masters in History from Tufts University and an Msc. in the History of International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His current research focuses on inter-state relations and the contemporary political history of the Middle East, and the impact of state formation on contemporary politics.