Eran Lerman: New Permutations in the Middle East Game of CampsFebruary 4, 2016
The Middle East is today divided into four rival camps: Iran, the Salafi Jihadists-dominated ISIL, the Muslim Brotherhood, and forces of stability.
Col. (ret.) Dr. Jacques Neriah: Explaining the Islamic State Phenomenon
The Islamic State is a terrorist state with almost all governing elements. ISIS rules today over a swath of land bigger than the United Kingdom, with a population of almost 10 million.
Omri Efriam: Poverty in Israel is Startlingly HighJanuary 21, 2016
Several reports and analyses published in Israel estimate that between between 21% and 31% of Israelis are living below the poverty line.
Yehudit Ronen: Libya’s Descent into Chaos: North African TurmoilJanuary 15, 2016
The collapsing Libyan state has become a textbook example of the law of unintended consequences. A review of how things fell apart—and what challenges lie ahead—may thus offer clues for how to approach similar situations.
Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall: Iranian-Saudi Relations Before the AbyssJanuary 6, 2016
How deep, for how long, and with what ramifications for the Middle East will Saudi-Iranian tensions go?
Daniel Polisar: Why Do Palestinians Believe What They Believe?December 15, 2015
For this project, Daniel Polisar of the Shalem College in Israel examined over 330 surveys carried out by the four major Palestinian research institutes, each of which has been conducting regular polls for a decade or more. His conclusions focus on what Palestinians think about Israel and why?
Ehud Yaari: Hamas and the Islamic State: Growing Cooperation in the Sinai
Hamas has long sought to stymie Egyptian control over the peninsula and keep its weapons smuggling routes open, but its latest opportunistic gamble on local jihadists carries wider dangers that should be nipped in the bud by sponsors Turkey and Qatar.
George Washington University Center for Cyber & Homeland Security: PARIS INSIGHTSNovember 7, 2015
What are the implications of the Paris attacks; what do they mean for the US homeland in particular, and what next?
Jonathan Spyer: Israel is avoiding the abyss, for nowOctober 31, 2015
For the past four weeks, Israel and the West Bank have been hit by a wave of stabbing attacks by Palestinian Muslims on Israeli Jews and protests in the West Bank.
Hisham Milhem: Obama’s Scarred Legacy in the Middle EastOctober 22, 2015
Obama’s legacy in the Middle East will be defined and deeply scarred by the region’s inconclusive wars.
INSS: Russia’s Involvement in Syria: A Strategic Opportunity for IsraelOctober 20, 2015
Russia’s intervention in the Syrian civil war allows – or perhaps even requires – Israel to reevaluate its objectives and rules of the game vis-à-vis other actors in the region, beginning with Iran and the Assad regime.
“The Decision that Changed History”: Ten Years since the Disengagement from the Gaza StripSeptember 1, 2015
Shmuel Even’s article provides a detailed and cogent analyses about why another unilateral Israel withdrawal from the Palestinian areas is strategically untenable.