Dr. Siniver’s research interests are concentrated within the field of International Security, with particular emphasis on the following areas: the international relations of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the broader Middle East; third party mediation and conflict resolution; US foreign policy and Foreign Policy Analysis (FPA). His current research focuses on explaining success and failure of third party mediation in the Arab-Israeli conflict, by using qualitative and quantitative methods to hypothesize about possible linkages between mediation antecedents and certain mediation outcomes. This research is supported by a 2-year Leverhulme Research Fellowship (2011-13, RF-2011-222).
Nixon, Kissinger, and U.S. Foreign Policy: The Machinery of Crisis. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2008 (Hardback) and 2011 (Paperback).
International Terrorism post 9/11: Comparative Dynamics and Responses (ed.). London and New York: Routledge, 2010 (Hardback) and 2012 (Paperback).
Articles and edited chapters
'Arbitrating the Israeli-Palestinian Territorial Dispute', International Politics 49:1 (2012), pp. 117-129.
‘The Limits of Public Diplomacy: Abba Eban and the June 1967 War', in C. Jones and T. T. Peterson (eds.), Israel, Clandestine Diplomacy and the Modern Middle East (New York: Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2012).
‘The EU and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’, in R. Whitman and S. Wolff (eds.), The EU as Global Conflict Manager (London: Routledge, 2012), pp. 80-91.
‘Israeli Identities and the Politics of Threat: A Constructivist Interpretation’, Ethnopolitics 11:1 (2012), pp. 24-42.
‘Change Nobody Believes In: Obama and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict’, Diplomacy & Statecraft 22:4 (2011), pp. 678-695.
‘New Routes to Power: Towards a Typology of Power Mediation (with L. Heemsbergen), Review of International Studies 37:3 (2011), pp. 1169-1190.
‘Managing and Settling Ethnic Conflict’, in S. Wolff and K. Cordell (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Ethnic Conflict, pp. 187-197. London: Routledge, 2011.
‘The Nixon Administration and the Cienfuegos Crisis of 1970: Crisis Management of a Non-Crisis?’, Review of International Studies, 34:1 (2008), pp. 69-98.
‘Power, Impartiality and Timing: Three Hypotheses on Third Party Mediation in the Middle East’, Political Studies, Volume 54:4 (2006), pp. 806-826.
‘The Truth is Out There: The Recently Released NSC Institutional Files of the Nixon Presidency’, Presidential Studies Quarterly, 34:2 (2004), pp.449-454.