SHLAIM, Avi. British/Israeli (born Iraq), b. 1945. Genres: International relations/Current affairs. Career: University of Reading, England, lecturer, 1970-86, reader in politics, 1986-87; Oxford University, England, fellow of St. Antony's College and Alastair Buchan Reader in International Relations, 1987-96, professor of international relations, 1996-. Hebrew University of Jerusalem, visiting fellow at Leonard Davis Institute of International Relations, 1975, Ford fellow in department of international relations, 1981-82, and visiting scholar at Harry S Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, 1983; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, fellow, 1980-81; has served on international affairs committees; lecturer and consultant. Publications: (with P. Jones and K. Sainsbury) British Foreign Secretaries since 1945, 1977; The United States and the Berlin Blockade, 1948-49: A Study in Crisis Decision Making, 1983; Collusion across the Jordan: King Abdullah, the Zionist Movement, and the Partition of Palestine, 1988; The Politics of Partition, 1990, rev. ed., 1998; War and Peace in the Middle East: A Concise History, 1995; (co-ed.) The Cold War and the Middle East, 1997; The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World, 2000; (co-ed.) The War of Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948, 2001. Address: St. Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF, England.