According to some historical accounts, Israel came very close to deploying nuclear weapons during the Yom Kippur War. But a newly released firsthand account of high-level deliberations provides a more nuanced account of what occurred. Avner Cohen is a senior fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and a former Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Dr. Cohen is the author of two groundbreaking books on Israeli nuclear history and has worked with the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project for the past two years to facilitate the release of historical materials from his research collection.
On an all new episode of Wilson Forum the state of the U.S. – Israeli relations and the current relationship between President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu is discussed.
Michael Kugelman, Senior Program Associate for the Asia Program at the Wilson Center, discusses a new book which he co-edited entitled, The Global Farms Race. We also take a look at Middle East security from the Israeli perspective with, Efraim Halevy, former director of the Mossad and former head of the Israeli Security Council.
Eric Olson, associate director of the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute; Bruce Hoffman, director of the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.