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The Nuclear Agreement with Iran: Reflections and Forecasts

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 3:15 pm | INSS Insight

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear agreement signed in Vienna between Iran and the P5+1 (the United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany) on July 14, 2015, has been heralded as an historic event by ... More >>

Following the Problematic Nuclear Agreement

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 1:08 pm | INSS Insight

The agreement reached last week in Vienna between the world powers and Iran on Iran's nuclear program, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is a highly problematic agreement that entails risks to Israel’s national security. It is very likely that ... More >>

The “Double Game” in the Palestinian Arena

Monday, 13 July 2015, 10:34 am | INSS Insight

The double game is a tool used by actors in the Palestinian arena allowing vacillation on the pragmatism-ideology axis. However, this double game could result in the loss of control of the situation. In order to reduce that risk, Israel would do well to ... More >>

Establishing an IDF Cyber Command

Friday, 10 July 2015, 12:45 pm | INSS Insight

On June 15, 2015, the IDF Spokesperson announced that in light of the substantial challenges facing the IDF in the cyber realm, the Chief of Staff decided to establish a cyber command to lead the operational activities in this emerging field. The cyber ... More >>

Disregarding Reality, Yet Again

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 2:58 pm | INSS Insight

The report by the Commission of Inquiry appointed by the UN Human Rights Council to examine the events surrounding Operation Protective Edge was published on June 22, 2015. As expected, the report criticizes Israel, concluding that its military ... More >>

The Gas Framework: Regional and International Aspects

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 11:33 am | INSS Insight

The Gas Framework: Regional and International Aspects The draft of the framework pertaining to the natural gas produced from the Tamar gas field and the development of other fields, especially Leviathan, has not yet been approved by the government ... More >>

The Problematic Scenarios in Syria

Monday, 6 July 2015, 11:02 am | INSS Insight

Despite the difficulty in envisioning the final outcome of the campaign in Syria, and under the assumption that Syria will not return to the situation that existed there prior to the outbreak of the civil war, Israel must prepare for the future. ... More >>

An American Military Option against Iran: A Vanishing Idea

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 9:19 am | INSS Insight

The Obama administration’s strong desire to reach an agreement with Iran on the nuclear issue, along with the administration’s perceived need to respond to the criticism leveled against it following the Lausanne understandings, have led it to ... More >>

Gaza First (Again)?

Wednesday, 17 June 2015, 7:41 am | INSS Insight

Since the war in the summer of 2014 between Israel and Hamas and its dire humanitarian and economic impact on the Gaza Strip, there has been much momentum to promote reconstruction of the area's civilian and economic infrastructures. Moreover, reconstruction, particularly ... More >>

After the Turkish Parliamentary Elections:

Monday, 15 June 2015, 7:49 am | INSS Insight

Many in Turkey and abroad were surprised (and some also quite pleased) to see the setback suffered by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey’s June 7, 2015 parliamentary elections. More >>

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Friday, 12 June 2015, 11:20 am | INSS Insight

In the past few weeks, as Lebanon passed the one-year mark without a President, domestic tensions have yet again taken a turn for the worse. The Lebanese Army has targeted jihadist operations increasingly in the past weeks, while also declaring ... More >>

The UN and Autonomous Weapons Systems

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 1:32 pm | INSS Insight

After years of focusing on the legality of targeted assassinations with attack-enhanced remotely-operated UAVs, UN circles came to the realization that the development of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS), which choose their targets without human ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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