Dr Gil Merom

BSc Hebrew University MA Cornell PhD Cornell
Senior Lecturer

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 6462

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Biographical details

Dr. Merom’s research and teaching interests are in international security, world politics, national security, foreign policy, conflict resolution, strategy, intelligence, Israeli politics, guerrilla, counter-insurgency, and military intervention.

His recent publications include “New Patterns of Military Intervention” in A. Ben-Zvi and A. Klieman (eds.), Global Politics (London, Frank Cass, 2001); “Forecasting the Future of War” in Z. Maoz and A. Gat (eds.), War in a Changing World (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2001); “The 1962 Cuban Intelligence Estimate: A Methodological Perspective”, Intelligence and National Security Vol.14.

Research interests

  • International relations
  • Conflict resolution
  • Guerrilla and counter-insurgency
  • Intelligence
  • International military intervention
  • International security
  • Realism
  • Security

Teaching and supervision

Current Courses

Selected grants

2005

  • Normative necrosis: A Constructivist study of the deterioration of violent international conflict; Merom G; University of Sydney/Research & Development.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Merom, G. (2003). How Democracies Lose Small Wars: State, Society, and the Failures of France in Algeria, Israel in Lebanon, and the United States in Vietnam. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Gat, A., Merom, G. (2010). Why Counterinsurgency Fails. In P Berkowitz and T Lindberg (Eds.), Victorious and Vulnerable: Why Democracy Won in the 20th Century and How It is Still Imperiled, (pp. 131-152). Stanford, USA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc.
  • Merom, G. (2007). The origins and implications of Western counterinsurgency failures. In Jan Angstrom and Isabelle Duyvesteyn (Eds.), Understanding Victory and Defeat in Contemporary War, (pp. 168-186). Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Merom, G. (2003). The architecture and soft spots of Israeli Grand Strategy. In Bradford A. Lee, Karl F. Walling (Eds.), Strategic Logic and Political Rationality: Essays in Honor of Michael I. Handel, (pp. 215-248). London: Frank Cass.
  • Merom, G. (2001). Forecasting the Future of War: Foundations for an Algorithm. In Zeev Maoz & Azar Gat (Eds.), War In A Changing World, (pp. 207-225). United States: University of Michigan Press.
  • Merom, G. (2001). New patterns of military intervention. In A Ben-Zvi; A Klieman (Eds.), Global Politics - Essays in Honour of David Vital, (pp. 77-97). London: Sage Publications.

Journals

  • Merom, G. (2012). The age of asocial war: democratic intervention and counterinsurgency in the twenty-first century. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 66(3), 365-380. [More Information]
  • Merom, G. (2008). The Second Lebanon War: Democratic Lessons Imperfectly Applied. Democracy and Security, 4(1), 5-33.
  • Merom, G. (2007). Globalization and Terrorism. Aozhou Yanjiu, 8, 87-120.
  • Merom, G. (2004). The Social Origins Of The French Capitulation In Algeria. Armed Forces and Society: an interdisciplinary journal on military institutions, civil-military relations, arms control and peacekeeping, and conflict management, 30(4), 601-628.
  • Merom, G. (2003). Realist hypotheses on regional peace. The Journal of Strategic Studies, 26(1), 109-135.

2012

  • Merom, G. (2012). The age of asocial war: democratic intervention and counterinsurgency in the twenty-first century. Australian Journal of International Affairs, 66(3), 365-380. [More Information]

2010

  • Gat, A., Merom, G. (2010). Why Counterinsurgency Fails. In P Berkowitz and T Lindberg (Eds.), Victorious and Vulnerable: Why Democracy Won in the 20th Century and How It is Still Imperiled, (pp. 131-152). Stanford, USA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc.

2008

  • Merom, G. (2008). The Second Lebanon War: Democratic Lessons Imperfectly Applied. Democracy and Security, 4(1), 5-33.

2007

  • Merom, G. (2007). Globalization and Terrorism. Aozhou Yanjiu, 8, 87-120.
  • Merom, G. (2007). The origins and implications of Western counterinsurgency failures. In Jan Angstrom and Isabelle Duyvesteyn (Eds.), Understanding Victory and Defeat in Contemporary War, (pp. 168-186). Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2004

  • Merom, G. (2004). The Social Origins Of The French Capitulation In Algeria. Armed Forces and Society: an interdisciplinary journal on military institutions, civil-military relations, arms control and peacekeeping, and conflict management, 30(4), 601-628.

2003

  • Merom, G. (2003). How Democracies Lose Small Wars: State, Society, and the Failures of France in Algeria, Israel in Lebanon, and the United States in Vietnam. New York, USA: Cambridge University Press.
  • Merom, G. (2003). Realist hypotheses on regional peace. The Journal of Strategic Studies, 26(1), 109-135.
  • Merom, G. (2003). The architecture and soft spots of Israeli Grand Strategy. In Bradford A. Lee, Karl F. Walling (Eds.), Strategic Logic and Political Rationality: Essays in Honor of Michael I. Handel, (pp. 215-248). London: Frank Cass.

2001

  • Merom, G. (2001). Forecasting the Future of War: Foundations for an Algorithm. In Zeev Maoz & Azar Gat (Eds.), War In A Changing World, (pp. 207-225). United States: University of Michigan Press.
  • Merom, G. (2001). New patterns of military intervention. In A Ben-Zvi; A Klieman (Eds.), Global Politics - Essays in Honour of David Vital, (pp. 77-97). London: Sage Publications.

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