Jonathan Spyer: Israel is avoiding the abyss, for now

October 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 East

October 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 Israel

October 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 Strip

September 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.

JINSA: Assessment of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action

The final agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has potentially grave strategic implications that directly threaten to undermine the national security of the United States and our closest regional allies.

Michael Singh: Implications of the JCPOA for US Policy in the Middle East

August 10, 2015

"When we analyze foreign policy, the first question should be what interest or objective is served by a particular policy. A good policy should clearly advance U.S. interests and should complement rather than clash with our larger strategy, unless the policy in question heralds an entirely new strategy that can be clearly articulated and implemented."

George Perkovich, Mark Hibbs, James M Action, and Toby Dalton: Parsing the Iran Deal

On July 14, 2015, Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) concluded a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) concerning the future of Iran’s nuclear program.

Leonard Saxe, Theodore Sasson, Graham Wright, Shahar Hecht: Antisemitism on the college campus: Perceptions and realities

July 28, 2015

In the wake of the Israel-Hamas war in summer 2014, US and Canadian college campuses were the settings for many anti-Israel activities, including the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign.

Robert Satloff: If the Iran Deal Fails…

July 16, 2015

Congressional rejection of the nuclear deal wouldn't be pretty, but a messy domestic political battle is a far cry from the president's warnings of potential war with Iran.

Washington Institute: Public Statement on US Policy Toward the Iran Nuclear Negotiations

June 29, 2015

The agreement will not prevent Iran from having a nuclear weapons capability. It will not require the dismantling of Iran’s nuclear enrichment infrastructure. It will however reduce that infrastructure for the next 10 to 15 years.

Rand Corporation: The Costs of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

June 11, 2015

Palestinians and Israelis will benefit significantly by reaching an agreement; another conflict between them will cost each community.

The May 2015 Peace Index

June 9, 2015

This month’s Peace Index survey focuses on three issues: the process of forming a government, the challenges facing it in the political-security sphere, and the protest by the Ethiopian community.