Dr. Gil Murciano

Dr. Gil Murciano


Research Division: Middle East and Africa
Associate

gil.murciano(at)swp-berlin.org

Research Associate – »Israel and its regional and global conflicts: Domestic developments, security issues and foreign affairs«

2019 – Member of the Adjunct Faculty of the Hertie School of Governance, Berli

2015–2016 Fox Fellow at the Macmillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University

2012–2016 PhD Candidate at the Berlin School of Transnational Studies/Freie Universität

2010–2011 Atkin Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR)/King´s College London

2009–2012 Senior National Security Analyst and Taskforce Leader at the Reut Institute for Strategic Thinking Tel Aviv (currently known as The Reut Group)

2006–2009 Analyst at the Israeli Prime Minister's Office


SWP Publications (selection):

Gil Murciano

Covid-19 and the Securitization of National Crises in Israel’s Strategic Approach

Reliance on the Security Community As a “Comfortable Necessity”

SWP Comment 2020/C 63, December 2020, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C63

Gil Murciano

Unpacking the Global Campaign to Delegitimize Israel

Drawing the Line between Criticism of Israel and Denying Its Legitimacy

SWP Research Paper 2020/RP 07, June 2020, 41 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020RP07

Gil Murciano

Preventing a Spillover of the Iran Israel Conflict in Syria

E3+Russia Should Lead the Way Out

SWP Comment 2018/C 27, July 2018, 8 Pages
Gil Murciano

Israel vis-à-vis Iran in Syria: The Perils of Active Containment

Iran’s Growing Influence in the Evolving Order in Syria Is Driving Israel to Change Its Mindset and Strategies

SWP Comment 2017/C 41, October 2017, 8 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Gil Murciano

A Matter of Honor

A Review of Israeli Decision Making during the Second Lebanon War

In: The Atkin Paper Series, International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR), King’s College, London 2011

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Gil Murciano

The Abraham Accords: An invitation to rethink the Arab-Israeli conflict

The Abraham Accords between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) may have started as a PR stunt, but regional and global circumstances have turned them into a potential game changer. Europe should assist in leveraging them to reengage with the Palestinian issue, writes Gil Murciano.

Point of View, 08.10.2020
Gil Murciano, Nimrod Goren

Israel Now a Key Battleground in the Global Clash of Liberal Democracy and Its Enemies

Netanyahu is calling in unprecedented re-election favors (read: interventions) from his illiberal brothers - Trump, Putin, Modi, Bolsonaro and Orban. The gloves are coming off in the conflict between liberals and illiberals in Israel – and around the world.

in: Haaretz.com, 11.08.2019

Germany should mediate between Iran and Israel

The need for a more active German foreign policy has been stressed repeatedly of late. Germany could start by helping to prevent a further escalation in the Middle East, writes Gil Murciano

in: Handelsblatt.com, 23.02.2018
Gil Murciano

Could Germany act as mediator between Israel and Iran?

The recent Israeli airstrikes in Syria have sparked concerns of a direct confrontation between Israel and Iran. DW spoke with Middle East expert Gil Murciano about the conflict, and Germany's potential role as mediator.

Interview by Klaus Dahmann, in: Deutsche Welle, 12.02.2018 (online)

SWP Comments

Intissar Fakir, Isabelle Werenfels
The Pandemic and Governance in the Maghreb: A Moment of Truth

The Covid-19 Pandemic Tests the Sustainability of Different Governance Approaches


Yannik Hüllinghorst, Stephan Roll
German Arms Exports and the Militari­sation of Arab States’ Foreign Policies


SWP Research Papers

Peter Lintl
The Haredim as a Challenge for the Jewish State

The Culture War over Israel’s Identity


Muriel Asseburg
Reconstruction in Syria

Challenges and Policy Options for the EU and its Member States