Professor Stephanie Neuman addressed a conference, entitled “U.S.-Israel Relations in the Age of Obama and Netanyahu” sponsored by Yeshiva University’s Center for Israel Studies and Rabbi Arthur Schneier Center for International Affairs, the Begin-Sadat (BESA) Center for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University, and the American Friends of Bar-Ilan University.  Neuman presented research on her hypothesis that in a unipolar system, unlike in bipolar or multipolar systems, most states—for lack of options—will comply with the policy priorities of the unipole state.  Specifically, she asserted that regardless of personal leadership styles, the sovereignty of most countries, including Israel, is compromised to the extent that they are unable to pursue, with any hope of success, policies that conflict with the major preferences or interests of the United States, the current unipole.