Azar Gat is Ezer Weitzman Professor of National Security in the Department of Political Science at Tel Aviv University. He took his BA from Haifa University (1978), MA from Tel Aviv University (1983), and DPhil from the University of Oxford (1986). His publications include : The Origins of Military Thought from the Enlightenment to Clausewitz (Oxford UP, 1989) ; The Development of Military Thought : The Nineteenth Century (Oxford UP, 1992) ; Fascist and Liberal Visions of War : Fuller, Liddell Hart, Douhet, and Other Modernists (Oxford UP, 1998) ; and British Armour Theory and the Rise of the Panzer Arm : Revising the Revisionists (Macmillan, 2000). The first three books have been reissued in one volume as A History of Military Thought : From the Enlightenment to the Cold War (Oxford UP, 2001). His War in Human Civilization (Oxford UP, 2006) was named one of the best books of the year by the Times Literary Supplement (TLS). His most recent books include : Victorious and Vulnerable : Why Democracy Won in the 20th Century and How it is still Imperiled (Hoover, 2010) ; and Nations : The Long History and Deep Roots of Political Ethnicity and Nationalism (Cambridge UP, 2013). His current book-in-progress is provisionally titled The Causes of War and the Spread of Peace.
Professor Gat has been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in Germany (Freiburg, Munich, Constance), a Fulbright Fellow in the USA (Yale), a British Council Scholar in Britain (Oxford), a visiting fellow at the Mershon Center, The Ohio State University, the Goldman Visiting Professor at Georgetown, and the Koret Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford.