School of Politics and International Relations

Dr Toby Greene, BA Hons, MA (Cambridge), PhD (UCL)

Toby

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow

Email: t.greene@qmul.ac.uk
Room Number: GC 606, Graduate Centre
Office Hours: By appointment

Profile

Dr. Toby Greene joined the School of Politics and International Relations in 2019 as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow and is researching the impact of rising populist parties on foreign policy decision making in Europe. Toby joined the department from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he was a post-doc and adjunct lecturer, and he has also held research and teaching positions at Tel Aviv University. Toby’s research and publications focus on foreign policy decision making, European foreign policy, the role of civilizational identities in international relations, and the politics of the Middle East, and especially Israel. Toby was awarded his PhD from UCL for his thesis on the contrasting attitudes within the British Labour party towards the Israeli-Palestinian arena. He also has a professional background in policy research and political communications and has worked on political campaigns in six countries. His previous roles include Director of Research for Israel and Middle East think tank BICOM, and Head of Research for Labour Friends of Israel. Toby has also served as a policy advisor to Israeli Knesset Member Isaac Herzog when he was leader of the opposition. Originally from the UK, Toby has lived in Israel with his family since 2006, and plans to return there on completion of his fellowship.

Research

Research Interests:

Toby’s current project is investigating the impact of rising populist parties on foreign policy decision making in Britain, France and Germany. Toby’s research and publications focus on foreign policy decision making, European foreign policy, the role of civilizational identities in international relations, and the international politics of the Middle East, and especially Israel. Toby was awarded his PhD from UCL for his thesis on the contrasting attitudes within the British Labour party towards the Israeli-Palestinian arena.

Examples of research funding:

Toby is a recipient of a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the EU Horizon 2020 funding program.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Papers

Greene, T., ‘Foreign policy anarchy in multi-party coalitions: When junior parties take rogue decisions’. European Journal of International Relations (Article first published online, 18 February 2019).

Greene, T. and Rynhold J., ‘Israel and Europe: Between Cooperation and Conflict’, Survival 60: 4, 2018, 91-112.

Greene, T., 'When Conviction Trumps Domestic Politics: Tony Blair and the Second Lebanon War', Foreign Policy Analysis 15: 1, 2019, 43-64 (published online Oct. 2017.

Greene, T. and Shain, Y., ‘The Israelization of British Jewry’ British Journal of Politics and International Relations 18: 4, 2016, pp . 848-865. (Full text)

Greene, T., ‘Israel’s Two States Debate’, International Affairs 91: 5, September 2015, pp. 1009–1026.

Peer Reviewed Books

Greene, T., Blair, Labour and Palestine: Conflicting Views on Middle East Peace after 9/11. New York: Bloomsbury Academic (2013).

Book Reviews

Greene, T., ‘The Challenge of Radical Islam in Britain’ (review of Londonistan, by Melanie Philips), Jewish Political Studies Review 21: 3/4, 2009, pp. 189–193.

Other Publications (selection)

Greene, T. and Rynhold J., ‘Where Israel and Europe Go from Here’, Foreign Affairs (2000 words, online), 12/07/2017.

Greene, T., 'We need to talk about the Balfour Declaration', Fathom, Summer 2017.  

Greene, T., ‘The Enduring Wisdom of Resolution 242’, Fathom, Spring 2017. (2534 words.)

Greene T., ‘Two-state solution 2.0’, Fathom 12, Spring 2016. (Published online, 4876 words.)

Greene, T., ‘Britain’s Reaction to Operation Protective Edge’, Fathom 8, Autumn 2014. (Published online, 1840 words.)

Greene, T., ‘Can Disengagement Secure Legitimacy: The European Angle’, INSS Strategic Assessment 16: 4, January 2014, pp. 47–60.

Greene, T., ‘FPC Briefing: The Two State Solution Still Indispensable and Achievable’, Foreign Policy Centre, June 2013. (9 pages.)

Greene, T., ‘Shifting World, Shifting Priorities: A Mid-Term Report on the UK Coalition’s Relations with Israel’, Fathom 1, Winter 2012, pp. 40–49.

Greene, T., Johnson A., and Leshem, N., ‘The Other Israel’, Renewal 20: 1, 2012, pp. 70-78.

Greene, T. and Johnson A., ‘FPC Briefing: How to Create a Future for the Two State Solution’, Foreign Policy Centre, February 2012. (13 pages.)

Greene, T., ‘Mind the Gap: Israel Experience Meets the British University’, Covenant 1: 1, 2006. (Published online, 3043 words.)

Op Eds

Regular contributor of op eds to a wide range of publications in print and online, including Prospect, the Guardian, the Independent, New Statesman, Haaretz, Huffington Post UK, International Business Times, Jewish Chronicle and others.