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Legal Rules and Anti-Terrorism Warfare

Friday, 17 April 2015, 2:54 pm | INSS Insight

On January 15, 2015, an expanded panel of judges of the Israeli Supreme Court, in a re-hearing (CFH 5698/11), ordered the dismissal of Mustafa Dirani’s petition against the State of Israel for damages regarding his claims of being tortured by ... More >>

Toward a New Russian Initiative on Israeli-Palestinian Issue

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 8:49 am | INSS Insight

The significance of this week’s visit to Moscow by PA President Mahmoud Abbas should be assessed in the context of Russia’s increasing effort to influence the Israeli-Palestinian political process and advance a settlement of the conflict. More >>

The Demand for Iranian Recognition of Israel

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 8:43 am | INSS Insight

The Demand for Iranian Recognition of Israel INSS Insight No. 683, April 13, 2015a Ephraim Kam More >>

Iranian Nuclear Program: Insights and Recommendations

Tuesday, 7 April 2015, 9:45 am | INSS Insight

The parameters of the future, comprehensive agreement between Iran and the world powers, as made public by the US administration last week, highlight the problematic nature of the ostensible agreement between Iran and the P5+1. More >>

The Struggle in Yemen: A Test for the Arab Collective

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 10:50 am | INSS Insight

It has been a long time since Arab countries managed to unite for the sake of taking substantive action, especially military, in order to defend their own interests. More >>

Israel: The 2015 Elections

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 9:42 am | INSS Insight

ABSTRACT: Following the March 17, 2015 elections, a right wing government with the addition of one centrist party is expected, even though the center-left bloc won 63 Knesset seats – a majority of the vote. The reason is embedded in Israel's political ... More >>

A New Government in Israel: Circumventing the Expected

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 2:56 pm | INSS Insight

ABSTRACT: A new Israeli government has yet to be formed and sworn in, but the Israeli and international media have already predicted a collision between Israel and the international community, including the United States. More >>

Plunging Oil Prices: Challenge for the Gulf Oil Economies

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 9:28 am | INSS Insight

Despite progress in several Gulf states in diversifying their economies, the dependence on oil profits among Gulf principalities remains almost absolute, and their political stability is directly linked to the high standard of living enjoyed by their citizens. More >>

Israel, Hamas and Hizbollah on a Collision Course

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 9:19 am | INSS Insight

At the start of 2015, Israel’s two major fronts – home to the two hostile players with which Israel has had military encounters in recent months – were calm. The war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip in the summer of 2014 and the mutual attacks ... More >>

Bridge over the Mediterranean: The French-Egyptian Arms Deal

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 11:03 am | INSS Insight

A recent arms deal between Egypt and France may indicate a change in the regional balance of power; Egypt's traditional reliance on U.S. arms and assistance may be gradually shifting towards other actors such as France, the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi ... More >>

Iran’s Nuclear Fairy Tale

Wednesday, 11 March 2015, 3:04 pm | INSS Insight

ABSTRACT: Parallel to its diplomatic engagement with the P5+1 to resolve the nuclear crisis, Iran is engaged in a public campaign to persuade the media and public opinion of its narrative regarding the crisis, which in essence is a nuclear fairy tale. More >>

Recalculating the Gaza Route: Autonomous Area Reconstruction

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 10:45 am | INSS Insight

ABSTRACT: Operation Protective Edge ended in August 2014, leaving the Gaza Strip entrenched in a complex humanitarian reality. The international community committed itself to the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, and at a conference in Cairo close ... More >>

The Minsk II Agreement: Implications of a (Shaky) Ceasefire

Monday, 9 March 2015, 10:25 am | INSS Insight

The Minsk II Agreement: Implications of a (Shaky) Ceasefire INSS Insight No. 670, March 5, 2015 Zvi Magen , Sarah Fainberg , Olena Bagno-Moldavsky More >>

Netanyahu in the US : Did the Ends Justify the Means?

Monday, 9 March 2015, 10:21 am | INSS Insight

It is questionable whether the marginal effect that the Netanyahu speech may have on the current course of the negotiations with Iran justified the row, tension, and latest cracks in the personal relations between Obama and Netanyahu, as well as the ... More >>

Israel against Hizbollah: Between Overt and Covert Warfare

Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 9:32 am | INSS Insight

Israel against Hizbollah: Between Overt and Covert Warfare INSS Insight No. 668, March 2, 2015 David Siman-Tov , Yoram Schweitzer ABSTRACT : The violent battle between Israel and Hizbollah in Lebanon and Syria, and perhaps even outside the Middle East, ... More >>

Much Ado at the Qusayr Site? A Syrian Nuclear Snapshot

Tuesday, 24 February 2015, 4:50 pm | INSS Insight

On January 9, 2015, the German weekly Der Spiegel published an article alleging that Syria did not give up its nuclear weapons development ambitions following the destruction in 2007 of its almost completed, North Korean-constructed nuclear reactor near the ... More >>

President Putin Visits Egypt : INSS Insight

Monday, 23 February 2015, 10:20 am | INSS Insight

On February 9-10, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Egypt for the first time since 2005, when Mubarak was still in power. The most significant outcome of this visit, which reflects the notable improvement in bilateral relations over the ... More >>

Deterrence Of Non-State Actors & Operation Protective Edge

Sunday, 15 February 2015, 7:46 pm | INSS Insight

Recent years have witnessed the accelerated weakening of state actors in the Middle East. In turn, regular state armies are less able to grapple with an ensuing trend, namely, the strengthening of non-state actors and their heightened regional influence. More >>

The Iranian Nuclear Crisis and the U.S. Administration

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 12:40 pm | INSS Insight

In his State of the Union address on January 20, 2015, President Barack Obama stated that Iran’s progress toward achieving military nuclear capability had been halted and its stockpiles of materials with nuclear potential reduced as a result of the ... More >>

The ICC Decision to Open a Preliminary Examination

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 9:34 am | INSS Insight

On January 16, 2015, Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), announced her decision to open a preliminary examination of the situation in “Palestine.” The significance of this decision should not be underestimated, ... More >>



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