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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 >>

Hizbollah Closes a Breach of its Outer Shield | INSS Insight

Tuesday, 30 December 2014, 11:24 am | INSS Insight

In light of the complex evolving predicament facing Hizbollah, the alleged discovery of yet another infiltration would probably be branded by the organization as an operational victory. More >>

The Economic Crisis in Russia and Its Political Contexts

Tuesday, 30 December 2014, 11:21 am | INSS Insight

Signs of a severe economic crisis in Russia, threatening the stability and future of Vladimir Putin’s regime, are multiplying. The economic sanctions imposed on Russia are among the main triggers of the crisis, along with the sharp decline in ... More >>

Russian and Iranian Missile Threats: Implications for NATO

Tuesday, 30 December 2014, 11:16 am | INSS Insight

The Russian and Iranian Missile Threats: Implications for NATO Missile Defense Memorandum No. 143 Tel Aviv: Institute for National Security Studies, November 2014 More >>

Cyberspace Extortion: North Korea versus the United States

Wednesday, 24 December 2014, 12:15 pm | INSS Insight

The announcement by Sony Pictures that it would not release The Interview for screening in major US theaters as planned was the culmination of a series of events that featured elements of cyber warfare and psychological warfare, and threatened to spill over ... More >>

The Currency of the Islamic State

Monday, 8 December 2014, 4:15 pm | INSS Insight

On November 13, 2014 the Treasury of the Islamic State organization (IS) announced its intention to mint a first series of coins to be used in the territory under its control. More >>

Egypt’s Reported Acquisition of S-300VM Air Defense System

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 1:32 pm | INSS Insight

Even if no contract has yet been signed, Egypt and Russia are holding talks on the purchase of the S-300VM air defense system, considered to be of a higher quality than the systems previously supplied to the Middle East. More >>

Baghdadi’s Gamble

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 1:30 pm | INSS Insight

At this point it is too early to determine whether Baghdadi’s positive situation assessment of the Islamic State organization is justified. While it is true that the organization has managed to establish control over the locations it has conquered ... More >>

Between Crises: If and When Russia Fights ISIS

Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 1:28 pm | INSS Insight

Russia has not (yet) joined the US-led coalition against ISIS, and its official spokespersons have not spared their criticism of the coalition’s management of the struggle. What are the roots of Russia’s policy? More >>

Simulation Exercise: The Aftermath of a "Bad Deal" with Iran

Tuesday, 4 November 2014, 11:51 am | INSS Insight

As the talks between Iran and the P5+1 continue, the INSS Arms Control and Regional Security Program held a simulation exercise to explore possible developments following a “bad nuclear deal” – one that effectively enables Iran to maintain a nuclear ... More >>

Please Don't Play It Again, Mr. Prime Minister

Tuesday, 7 October 2014, 11:27 am | INSS Insight

Please Don't Play It Again, Mr. Prime Minister: On the Recent Obama-Netanyahu Meeting By Oded Eran October 6, 2014 More >>

Jihadi War in Sinai

Monday, 29 September 2014, 9:47 am | INSS Insight

Terrorist activity by Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis has increased in recent weeks. Presumably the organization’s growing activity in Sinai, which is spilling over into Egyptian cities, is affected by the tightening of its relations with non-Egyptian terrorist ... More >>

Is the Ukrainian Crisis Really Over?

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 9:38 am | INSS Insight

On September 5, 2014, a ceasefire agreement to end the fighting in Ukraine was signed in Minsk. Notwithstanding doubts from various directions, the arrangement went into effect, and thus far is holding. Yet what is emerging is that Russia’s achievement ... More >>

The New-Old Palestinian Initiative to Establish a State

Monday, 8 September 2014, 10:34 am | INSS Insight

The New-Old Palestinian Initiative to Establish a State By Gilead Sher and Liran Ofek September 7, 2014 More >>

Another Casualty of the Third Gaza War: US-Israel Relations

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 9:46 am | INSS Insight

Another Casualty of the Third Gaza War: US-Israel Relations By Oded Eran September 1, 2014 More >>

The Iranian Cyber Offensive during Operation Protective Edge

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 4:23 pm | INSS Insight

The Iranian Cyber Offensive during Operation Protective Edge By Gabi Siboni and Sami Kronenfeld August 26, 2014 More >>



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