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Ukraine War Exacerbating Russia’s Demographic Crisis

Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 6:08 am | INSS Insight

The invasion of Ukraine has exacerbated Russia’s demographic crisis: military recruitment and a wave of emigration have aggravated the reality of the low birthrate and life expectancy. The population is shrinking and its composition has changed. ... More >>

Another Clash In The Gaza Strip - Does Israel Have Any New Ideas?

Monday, 12 June 2023, 8:43 am | INSS Insight

The lack of active intervention by Hamas yet again in the recent round of fighting in Gaza heightens the question of a long-term arrangement regarding Israel and the Gaza Strip. Is an idea of this sort viable? What might be its limitations? With the ... More >>

Another Step Forward In The Saudi Nuclear Program

Thursday, 13 August 2020, 7:07 am | INSS Insight

Photo: Sputnik/Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin via Reuters By Yoel Guzansky , Ephraim Asculai , Eyal Propper A facility for the extraction of yellowcake from uranium ore has been detected in Saudi Arabia. The facility, which has been in place for some time, was ... More >>

A Historic Agreement To Reduce Oil Production

Monday, 20 April 2020, 6:46 am | INSS Insight

The understandings led by the United States, Russia, and Saudi Arabia to cut oil production are the principal multilateral measure aimed at stabilizing the global economy during the coronavirus crisis. It is expected to revive OPEC+ and build the ... More >>

The Struggle Against The Coronavirus: Mass Vaccination Before The Next Flu Season

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 7:52 am | INSS Insight

Current medical policy is focused on the immediate struggle against the coronavirus. At the same time, however, the public health care system should plan and manage risks for the next stage, following the gradual exit from the current near-complete lockdown. ... More >>

The Corona Crisis And The International System: A Comparative Overview

Saturday, 4 April 2020, 9:23 am | INSS Insight

A comparative analysis enables us to examine different approaches to the challenges posed by the corona pandemic around the world. Most countries have adopted a similar coping strategy, based on three components: the first is a lockdown policy (to varying ... More >>

The Rising Crisis between the United States and Iran

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 3:26 pm | INSS Insight

May 14, 2019 After a year in which Iran opted for "strategic patience," in the hope that European nations would compensate for the United States sanctions, it now seeks to present a price tag for the US measures against it, and has thus ... More >>

Challenge to the Israel-Jordan Peace Treaty

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 9:35 am | INSS Insight

One year prior to the automatic renewal of the annex to the 1994 Israel-Jordan peace treaty, King Abdullah announced that Jordan would not renew the special regime governing the areas of Naharayim and Zofar for another twenty-five years. Jordan, he said, ... More >>

The Khashoggi Affair: Challenging US-Saudi Relations

Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 9:07 am | INSS Insight

The Khashoggi affair, which is far from over, poses the most significant challenge to US-Saudi relations since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States. Thus far, the administration’s response reflects uncertainty and ambivalence, given ... More >>

Iraq as a Conflict Arena between the United States and Iran

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 1:12 pm | INSS Insight

The US administration blamed Iran for the September 2018 rocket attacks against the US consulate building in Basra, Iraq, claiming they were carried out by Shiite militia forces. The administration announced the transfer of its diplomatic staff to the ... More >>

Gas Deal with Egypt: Israel Deepens Anchor in the East Med

Tuesday, 13 March 2018, 9:48 am | INSS Insight

Presumably the government of Israel played an important role in securing the $15 billion natural gas deal signed recently between the owners of Israel’s Tamar and Leviathan fields and the Egyptian Dolphinus Holding. For his part, Egypt’s President ... More >>

Israel's Position on US Military Aid to the Lebanese Army

Monday, 26 February 2018, 9:08 am | INSS Insight

The United States is determined to continue to provide assistance to Lebanon’s armed forces, believing that this military assistance helps maintain state stability. Yet while in his recent visit to Beirut Secretary of State Tillerson stressed repeatedly ... More >>

The War in Syria: Advancing Toward a New Stage?

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 11:14 am | INSS Insight

The war in Syria that began seven years ago is now on the brink of a new stage, as reflected in recent weeks by incidents on the various fronts. Inevitably, the complex fabric of interests among the many elements involved has resulted in conflicts and ... More >>

Gaza Flotilla Case Closed, Settlements Remain Under Review

Monday, 18 December 2017, 8:18 am | INSS Insight

The ICC: The Flotilla Case is Closed, Settlements and Operation Protective Edge Remain under Examination More >>

The War on Terrorism in Sinai: A Watershed?

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 11:44 am | INSS Insight

The November 24, 2017 attack on al-Rawda mosque in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, apparently by Wilayat Sinai, a proxy of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Egypt, was the most deadly terrorist attack Egypt has ever known, killing more than 300 ... More >>

Saad al-Hariri's Resignation as Prime Minister of Lebanon

Tuesday, 7 November 2017, 9:24 am | INSS Insight

In a surprising move during a visit to Saudi Arabia, Saad al-Hariri announced his resignation as Prime Minister of Lebanon. Hariri had scathing words for Hezbollah and Iran, accusing them of plotting his assassination. It appears that this move ... More >>

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 >>





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