Benedetta Berti is a fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), a TED Senior Fellow, and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) and the Modern War Institute.
Benedetta Berti is a foreign policy and security researcher, analyst, author, and lecturer. Her work focuses on human security and internal conflicts, as well as on post-conflict stabilization and consolidation—specifically integration of armed groups, democracy and governance, and crisis management and prevention. Dr. Berti is a fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), a TED Senior Fellow, and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) and the Modern War Institute. She is the author of three books, including Armed Political Organizations: From Conflict to Integration (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013). Her work and research have appeared in Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Mediterranean Politics, and the Middle East Journal, among others. She is a Member of the UN Alliance of Civilizations "Global Experts" program, the Young Atlanticist group of the Atlantic Council, the Körber Foundation’s Munich Young Leader group, and the ME 2.0 Israeli-Palestinian Young Business Leaders Forum. In 2015 the Italian government awarded her the Order of the Star of Italy (order of Knighthood). Dr. Berti holds a PhD and an MA in international relations and security studies from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
Despite their interest in preventing another all-out war, Israel’s and Hezbollah’s tit-for-tat actions could lead to an undesirable escalation.
The current ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, based on mutual short-term goals of deterrence, lacks a strategy for maintaining peace in the long term.