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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 >>

Donald Trump’s Election: Israel’s Additional Focus

Friday, 2 December 2016, 3:43 pm | INSS Insight

The election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has prompted many in Israel to issue recommendations to the President-elect and the administration-in-formation regarding policy on Israel. One of the repeated objectives is to repair the relations ... More >>

From Baabda to al-Qusayr: Hezbollah’s Victory March

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 3:53 pm | INSS Insight

On October 31, 2016, following a prolonged crisis that paralyzed Lebanon’s political system for two and a half years, General Michel Aoun was elected president. Aoun entered the presidential palace in Baabda after an agreement was reached that constituted ... More >>

Egypt’s Advance toward a New Social Contract - Ofir Winter

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 3:01 pm | INSS Insight

On November 11, 2016, following protracted negotiations, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a loan of $12 billion to Egypt over three years, to help it undertake an ambitious reform plan that should enable it to overcome years of structural problems ... More >>

An Opportunity to Strengthen the Special Relationship

Friday, 18 November 2016, 3:27 pm | INSS Insight

Although foreign policy in general and US-Israel relations in particular did not feature as a significant issue that tipped the scales in the 2016 US presidential election, there is much interest in Israel regarding Donald Trump’s impending entry ... More >>

The Threat of Connected Devices to the Internet

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 4:00 pm | INSS Insight

At least three consecutive waves of complex online attacks were directed at Domain Name System (DNS) servers operated by Dyn, a US internet infrastructure provider. More >>

Another Round in the Saudi-Iranian Confrontation

Friday, 15 January 2016, 4:05 pm | INSS Insight

International attention has recently been diverted from the civil war in Syria and the global struggle against the Islamic State by the escalation in the confrontation between Saudi Arabia and Iran. The recent actions by Saudi Arabia in the international ... More >>

National Security and International Legitimacy

Sunday, 13 September 2015, 10:49 am | INSS Insight

Israel lives under the constant threat of enemies who seek its destruction and who systematically and grossly violate the laws of warfare. Despite this difficult reality, Israel in general and the IDF in particular must take care to continue to honor moral ... More >>

Fighting the Boycott: BDS and the Media

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 12:52 pm | INSS Insight

The Israeli establishment has described the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement as a strategic threat. More >>

The 2016 Race for the White House: The Current Picture

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 12:50 pm | INSS Insight

In the fast-changing reality of the Middle East, the status of the Iran deal is just one issue, albeit a major one, in the long race for the White House. The ability of Israel to influence US political and military policies in the Middle East should ... More >>

Revising the National Security Concept

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 12:18 pm | INSS Insight

The Israeli government has not yet found the right way to revise the state’s traditional national security concept, which is affected by the significant decline in military threats, and adapt it to current and future challenges. The objective of the revised ... More >>

Non-Nuclear Challenges of the Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 12:28 pm | INSS Insight

In addition to its direct implications for the nuclear realm, the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program creates a host of other challenges for Israel. These challenges concern primarily the Palestinian and Syrian arenas, the delegitimization arena, and Israel’s ... More >>

Saudi Arabia and the Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Saturday, 1 August 2015, 12:05 pm | INSS Insight

The nuclear agreement reached by the major powers with Iran is not good news for Saudi Arabia, because the agreement means that Iran, Riyadh’s main ideological and geo-strategic rival, has received international recognition as a nuclear threshold ... More >>



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