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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 >>

Saudi Arabia after Abdullah - INSS Insight No. 655

Sunday, 18 January 2015, 5:09 pm | INSS Insight

The prolonged hospitalization of the current king of Saudi Arabia, 91-year-old Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, “custodian” of oil and Islamic holy sites, has led to concerns about the continued stability and future policy of this key country. Saudi Arabia ... More >>

Suicide Attacks in 2014: The Global Picture

Wednesday, 7 January 2015, 8:10 am | INSS Insight

Since the start of the millennium, suicide attacks have become a common mode of operation for many terrorist groups around the world, particularly Sunni Salafist jihadi organizations affiliated with global jihad. More >>

The Palestinians’ Legal Warfare Strategy

Friday, 2 January 2015, 8:37 am | INSS Insight

by Gilead Sher and Keren Aviram, INSS As Israel tries to contain the damage resulting from recent measures taken against it in the international legal sphere, the Palestinians and their supporters are pursuing a sophisticated strategy that employs legal and ... More >>

Will the US Attempt to Renew the Political Process?

Friday, 2 January 2015, 8:34 am | INSS Insight

After the Israeli elections, the US administration might intensify its efforts to bring Israel and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table. Moreover, despite President Obama’s image as a lame duck, the fact that he is nearing the end of ... More >>

 

 

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