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).
Dr. Siniver’s previous work included a FPA study of crisis decision-making during the Nixon administration. His book, Nixon, Kissinger, and US Foreign Policy Making: The Machinery of Crisis was published by Cambridge University Press (New York) in 2008 (hardback) and 2011 (paperback) (www.cambridge.org). He is also the editor of International Terrorism Post-9/11: Comparative Dynamics and Responses (London: Routledge, 2010), which followed a workshop on the subject in Rabat, Morocco (www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415552301/). He is also the editor of (London: Routledge, 2010), which followed a workshop on the subject in Rabat, Morocco (www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415552301/) .
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).
The Yom Kippur War (ed.). New York: Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2013). UK edition: The 1973 October War: Politics, Diplomacy, Legacy. London: Hurst (forthcoming 2013).
Articles and edited chapters
'Airpower and Quagmire: Historical Analogies and the Second Lebanon War' (with J. Collins), Foreign Policy Analysis (forthcoming 2013).
'"Good Citizen Europe" and the Middle East Peace Process' (with L. Cabrera), International Studies Perspectives (forthcoming 2013).
‘The Limits of Public Diplomacy: Abba Eban and the June 1967 War', in C. Jones and T. T. Peterson (eds.), Israel's Clandestine Diplomacies (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013), pp. 121-136.
'Arbitrating the Israeli-Palestinian Territorial Dispute', International Politics 49:1 (2012), pp. 117-129.
‘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.