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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 >>

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 >>

INSS Insight

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 >>



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