Chuck Freilich, a former Israeli deputy national security advisor, discusses the challenges and strengths of Israel’s national security policy. Join us as he shares unique insights into the history and chronic inadequacies of Israeli national security policy-making, attributing them to Israel’s hostile and volatile regional environment, politicized electoral system, and structural peculiarities of the Israeli government. Chuck Freilich is a senior fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and professor of political science at Harvard and Tel Aviv universities. He is the author of Zion’s Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy. Reuven Pedatzur is the director of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Dialogue at the Netanya Academic College and is a senior military affairs analyst with the newspaper Ha’aretz.