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President Trump’s Visit to the Middle East

Tuesday, 23 May 2017, 12:32 pm | INSS Insight

President Trump’s first trip outside the United States eclipses – to a degree – the attention on events underway in the American domestic arena. The royal welcome the President received in Saudi Arabia and his meetings with a long list of Arab ... More >>

A New President in France

Wednesday, 10 May 2017, 3:55 pm | INSS Insight

Beyond Macron’s ability to curb the trend toward social and political division, heightened by the recent presidential election, France’s new president will be judged according to his performance on three tightly-linked issues: significant economic ... More >>

The Trump Administration’s First 100 Days

Friday, 5 May 2017, 3:15 pm | INSS Insight

The first hundred days of Donald Trump's presidency have been marked by tension between continued sharp and divisive rhetoric against political rivals at home and against "the media" on the one hand, and relative moderation and caution (along with moves ... More >>

The US Attack in Syria: A Change in Europe-Trump Relations?

Friday, 28 April 2017, 1:34 pm | INSS Insight

The United States attack on the al-Shuayrat airport in Syria was met enthusiastically by a substantial portion of countries in Europe, including Britain, Spain, France, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Cyprus, and Malta. More >>

Reflecting on the First 100 Days of the Trump Administration

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 11:16 am | INSS Insight

The new American administration headed by Donald Trump, formed to lead the world's number one power towards the objectives the President has defined for himself, for the American people, and for the world at large, has aroused much interest and a ... More >>

Turkey after the Referendum: The Ongoing Challenges

Thursday, 20 April 2017, 12:55 pm | INSS Insight

The referendum held in Turkey on April 16, 2017 to approve amendments to the constitution – in essence, transition from a parliamentary mode of government to a presidential system, with a limited set of checks and balances between the governing authorities ... More >>

Could Iran Elect a Female President?

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 3:17 pm | INSS Insight

In late December 2016, Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, the spokesman of the Iranian Guardian Council, declared that women would be allowed to run in the next presidential election, scheduled for May 19, 2017. Nonetheless, he took pains to note that the Guardian ... More >>

Turnaround in Saudi-Iranian Relations?

Tuesday, 21 February 2017, 11:55 am | INSS Insight

There are growing indications that efforts to reduce the tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia are underway. The most recent one was the arrival of the Kuwaiti foreign minister in Tehran on January 25, 2017 for a meeting with the Iranian president. ... More >>

A Threefold Challenge for Trump against Iran

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 12:53 pm | INSS Insight

The Trump administration has commenced with a tempest of policy implementation of promises made during the election campaign in areas of policy such as immigration, trade, health care, the Supreme Court, and many others. They mostly related to domestic ... More >>

Moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem

Monday, 13 February 2017, 3:00 pm | INSS Insight

During the American election campaign, one of the promises that President Trump made was to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Unlike other issues, such as immigration and trade, about which Trump made some quick decisions during his ... More >>

Growing Relations between Saudi Arabia and China

Monday, 30 January 2017, 12:36 pm | INSS Insight

On October 27, 2016, a joint anti-terrorism exercise was completed in China, with dozens of combatants from the Chinese and Saudi Arabian special forces participating. The exercise, the first of its kind, invites an examination of trends in China-Saudi ... More >>

The United States and China at the Outset of the Trump Era

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 4:24 pm | INSS Insight

The election of Donald Trump heralds a change in United States policy, and relations with China are emerging as a major focus of the new administration. It appears that each side is seeking to identify the other’s weaknesses during a mutually sensitive ... More >>

Russia-United States Relations under Trump Administration

Thursday, 5 January 2017, 1:58 pm | INSS Insight

Russia-United States Relations under the Trump Administration: Implications for the Middle East Zvi Magen More >>

Iran: Naval Bases in Syria and in Yemen? - Ephraim Kam

Wednesday, 28 December 2016, 5:02 pm | INSS Insight

In late November 2016, the Chief of Staff of the Iranian armed forces, General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, announced to commanders of the Iranian fleet that Iran may establish naval bases in the future far from its shores, on islands or as floating bases, and ... More >>

Obama and Netanyahu Reward the Palestinians

Wednesday, 28 December 2016, 12:01 pm | INSS Insight

Security Council Resolution 2334 is a harsh finale to eight years of a frozen political process between Israel and the Palestinians. It is the outcome of a Palestinian strategy that prefers to contend with Israel in international institutions rather than through ... More >>

Fatah’s Seventh General Congress and the Reelection of Abbas

Monday, 19 December 2016, 11:53 am | INSS Insight

Buttressed by his election at the Fatah Seventh General Congress to another five-year term as leader of the organization, Mahmoud Abbas immediately renewed diplomatic activity to block an American veto of a UN Security Council resolution against the ... More >>

Implications of the Ongoing War in Syria

Friday, 16 December 2016, 12:25 pm | INSS Insight

The battle for control of Aleppo, the second most important city in Syria, has ended in a victory for Assad’s forces, supported by the pro-Assad coalition – Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, and Shiite forces commanded by Iran. More >>

Policy Recommendations on the Middle East

Friday, 16 December 2016, 11:38 am | INSS Insight

The United States’ stature as a leading global power in the Middle East has eroded in recent years. The administration’s decision to play a reactive rather than a proactive role in the Middle East created a vacuum in the region that was filled ... More >>

“Adir” in the Sky: The F-35 Arrives in Israel

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 2:50 pm | INSS Insight

On December 12, 2016, the first two F-35A jet fighters (dubbed “Adir,” in Israel) will land in Israel. This is a major milestone in the long process of accepting the aircraft into IAF service, a process that began in 2008, when Israel first applied ... More >>

Normalization in the Shadow of Political Deadlock

Friday, 2 December 2016, 4:44 pm | INSS Insight

On September 26, 2016, Noble Energy announced that it signed a contract with the Jordan Electric Power Company. Noble Energy is the American partner in the consortium that holds the rights to produce natural gas in the Leviathan field, which is within ... More >>



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