Associate Professor Ian Bickerton

Honorary Associate Professor
School of Humanities & Languages

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Ian J. Bickerton was born in Perth, Western Australia, and educated at the University of Adelaide in South Australia, where he gained his B.A. with Honours in History.He received his M.A. at Kansas State University before completing his Ph.D. at the Claremont Graduate School, CA.

Taught at Pomona College (California) before returning to UNSW where he has taught modern United States History and the History of the Arab-Israeli conflict in the School of History. During that period he also taught at University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of California-Santa Barbara.

Has been visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (twice) and the Oxford Centre of Hebrew and Jewish Studies (twice).

Has published extensively on the Arab-Israeli conflict, US relations with Israel, and US foreign relations and military history.Frequent media commentator.

Publications

    Books

    • Bickerton IJ;Klausner CL, 2015, A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 7th ed., Pearson, New York
    • Taylor T, (ed.), 2015, The Struggle For Peace in the Middle East, Nelson modern history, Cengage Learning Australia, South Melbourne
    • Bickerton IJ, 2012, The Arab-Israeli Conflict: a guide for the perplexed, 1, Continuum Press, New York, USA
    • Bickerton IJ, 2011, The Meaning of Victory: who really wins the wars?, 1, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, Australia, http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/38347571
    • Bickerton IJ;Klausner CL, 2010, A history of the Arab Israeli Conflict, 6, Pearson, Upper Saddle River, NJ
    • Bickerton IJ, 2009, The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History, 1, Reaktion Books, London, UK, http://www.reaktionbooks.co.uk/book.html?id=377
    • Bickerton IJ;Hagan KJ, 2007, Unintended consequences: the United States at war, Original, Reaktion Books, London
    • Bickerton IJ;Hill M, 2003, Historiography of the Arab-Israeli conflict: contested spaces, First, McGrath Hill, Sydney
    • Bickerton IJ;Klausner CL, 1998, A concise history of the Arab Israeli conflict, Original, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey

    Book Chapters

    • Bickerton IJ, 2009, 'America's Israel/Israel's America', in America's 'Special Relationships': Foreign and Domestic Aspects of the Politics of Alliance, pp. 173 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203872703
    • Bickerton IJ, 2008, 'The Middle East Countries and the United States', in SBS World Guide, edn. 13-16th, Hardie Grant, Melbourne, Australia
    • Bickerton IJ, 2006, 'The Middle East Countries and the United States', in SBS World Guide, edn. 13-16th, Hardie Grant, Melbourne, Australia
    • Bickerton IJ, 2005, 'The Middle East Countries and the United States', in SBS World Guide, edn. 13-16th, Hardie Grant, Melbourne, Australia
    • Bickerton IJ, 2001, 'Treaties', in Alex DeConde (ed.), Dictionary of American Foreign Policy, edn. Original, New York, pp. 591 - 597
    • Bickerton IJ, 2001, 'The Middle East Countries and the United States', in SBS world guide, edn. Original, Hardie Grant Publishing, South Yarra
    • Bickerton IJ, 1999, 'Jordan', in Encyclopaedia Britannica, edn. Original
    • Bickerton IJ, 1998, 'Lebanon', in SBS world guide, edn. Original, Hardie Grant Publishing, South Yarra, pp. 438 - 442
    • Bickerton IJ, 1998, 'Israel', in SBS world guide, edn. Original, Hardie Grant Publishing, South Yarra, pp. 378 - 386
    • Bickerton IJ, 1998, 'Iraq', in SBS world guide, edn. Original, Hardie Grant Publishing, South Yarra, pp. 365 - 371
    • Bickerton IJ, 1998, 'Iran', in SBS world guide, edn. Original, Hardie Grant Publishing, South Yarra, pp. 360 - 364
    • Bickerton IJ, 1998, 'Egypt', in SBS world guide, edn. Original, Hardie Grant Publishing, South Yarra, pp. 227 - 233
    • Bickerton IJ, 1998, 'United States of America', in SBS world guide, edn. Original, Hardie Grant Publishing, South Yarra, pp. 790 - 802
    • Bickerton IJ, 1998, 'Turkey', in SBS world guide, edn. Original, Hardie Grant Publishing, South Yarra, pp. 753 - 758

    Journal articles

    • Bickerton IJ;Hagan KJ, 2008, 'The US and the unintended consequences of war', History Today, vol. 58
    • Bickerton IJ;Hagan KJ, 2008, 'Unintended Consequences of US Wars', History Today, pp. 14 - 24
    • Bickerton IJ;Hagan KJ, 2007, 'Unintended Consequences of US Wars', Defender, vol. Spring, pp. 24 - 31
    • Learmont JC;Phillips RS;Bickerton IJ, 2002, 'The value of lookback to understanding blood-borne infectious diseases: The new South Wales' HIV experience', Transfusion Medicine Reviews, vol. 16, pp. 315 - 324, http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/tmrv.2002.35208
    • Bickerton IJ;Learmont JC;Phillips RS, 2002, 'The value of lookback', Transfusion Medicine Reviews, vol. 16, pp. 315 - 324
    • Bickerton IJ, 2002, 'Fredy Neptune goes to war', Journal of Australian Studies, vol. 73, pp. 67 - 79
    • Bickerton IJ, 2001, 'Why Australian, why American, why indeed all historians should read Les Murray`s', Australian Studies, vol. Dec 2001, pp. 23 - 33
    • Bickerton IJ, 1998, 'Review of Bruce W. Jentleson and Thomas G. Paterson (eds), Encyclopedia of United States Foreign Raltions', Australian Journal of Politics and History, pp. 451 - 452
    • Bickerton IJ, 1991, 'Approaches to the Arab-Israeli Conflict', Asian Studies Review, vol. 15, pp. 30 - 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03147539108712775
    • BICKERTON IJ, 1977, 'HAY,J OPEN-DOOR POLICY - RE-EXAMINATION', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICS AND HISTORY, vol. 23, pp. 54 - 66, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:A1977EB78400007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • BICKERTON IJ, 1977, 'John Hay's Open Door Policy: A Re‐examination', Australian Journal of Politics & History, vol. 23, pp. 54 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8497.1977.tb01227.x

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