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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 >>

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 >>



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