Prof. Yaakov Roi



1973  Ph.D. International Relations, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dissertation: "Soviet-Israeli Relations, 1947-1954"

1964  M.A. Jewish History (with distinction), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Thesis: "The Attitude of the Yishuv to the Arabs, 1880-1914"

1954  B.A. History, Cambridge University




2003 -            Professor Emeritus

2001- 02      Director, Cummings Center, Tel Aviv University

1998-2004  Zvi and Sara Berger Chair of Russian Jewish History

1995-96      Visiting fellow, St. Antony's College, Oxford University

1990-2003  Full Professor, Russian History, Tel Aviv University

1989-90      Visiting Professor, Georgetown University

1987-88      President, Israeli Association for Slavic and East European Studies  1986-87      Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, The Hebrew University

1983           Fellow, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C.

1982-90     Associate Professor, Russian History, Tel Aviv University

1977-82     Director, Russian and East European Research Center, Tel Aviv University

1974-82     Senior Lecturer, Russian History (tenured), Tel Aviv University

1972-74     Lecturer, Russian History, Tel Aviv University

1971-72     Instructor, School of History, Tel Aviv University

1970-71   Visiting Research Associate, Shiloah Center, Tel Aviv University

1966-70    The Shiloah Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University

1960-65    Research Worker, Weizmann Archives, Rehovot




2002-04 Two-year research grant, Israel Academy of Sciences

1991-93 Three-year grant, Israel Academy of Sciences

1963 Chaim Arlosoroff Prize, Israel Foreign Ministry 



From Encroachment to Involvement. A Documentary Study of Soviet Policy in the Middle East, 1945-1973. Jerusalem/New York: Israel Universities Press/Halsted Press, 1974.

Soviet Decision Making in Practice: The USSR and Israel, 1947-1954. New Brunswick: Transaction Books, 1980.

The struggle for Soviet Jewish Emigration 1948-1967. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Islam in the Soviet Union from World War II to Gorbachev. London/New York: Christopher Hurst/Columbia University Press, 2000.

Islam in the CIS: A Threat to Stability? London/Washington, Royal Institute of International Affairs/Brookings Institution, 2001.



The Limits to Power. Soviet Policy in the Middle East. London: Croom Helm, 1979.

The USSR and the Muslim World. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1984.

(with Avi Beker) Jewish Culture and Identity in the Soviet Union. New York: New York University Press, 1991.

Jews and Jewish Life in Russia and the Soviet Union. London: Frank Cass, 1995.

Muslim Eurasia: Conflicting Legacies. London: Frank Cass, 1995.

(with Noah Lewin-Epstein and Paul Ritterband) Russian Jews on Three Continents. Emigration and Resettlement. London: Frank Cass, 1997.

(with Yehoshua Freundlich and Dov Yaroshevski) Documents on Israel-Soviet Relations 1941-1953. London: Frank Cass, 2000.

(with Eliezer Ben-Rafael and Yosef Gorny), Contemporary Jewries: Convergence and Divergence. Leiden: Brill, 2003

Democracy and Pluralism in Muslim Eurasia. London: Frank Cass, 2004.

(with Zvi Gitelman) Revolution, Repression and Revival: The Soviet Jewish Experience. Seattle: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.

(with Boris Morozov) The Soviet Union and the June 1967 Six Day War. Washington, D.C., and Stanford (CA): Woodrow Wilson Center and Stanford University, 2008.

The Jewish Movement in the Soviet Union. Washington, D.C. and Baltimore: Woodrow Wilson Center and Johns Hopkins University, 2012.


List of publications of articles and chapters of books

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