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  • A New Government - Immediate Strategic Challenges

    November 2022 | The Window of Opportunity for Curbing Iran is Gradually Closing | The New Government’s Civil and Social Challenges Through the Prism of National Resilience | The Arab Public’s Votes for the 25th Knesset: Trend Analysis and Future Prospects

  • Petty Politics or a Broad Strategy

    October 22 | The agreement reached with Lebanon exhibits strength and strategic wisdom | Will the Escalation lead Putin to Use Tactical Nuclear Weapons? | How Ungovernability and Social Instability are Directly Linked to Israel’s National Security Challenges

  • The Strategic Minefield – Mapping and Policy Recommendations

    September 2022 | Towards Escalation in Ukraine? | Low Voter Turnout among Israeli Arab Citizens during the Coming Elections: Strategic Implications for Israel

  • The Middle East’s “Strategic Explosives” Challenge

    July 2022 | Selection of Recent Publications by the Institute for Policy and Strategy

  • Global & regional instability alongside possible domestic upheavals

    July 2022 | President Biden’s visit to the Middle East: Strategic implications for Israel | "Fighting for the experiment”: Jewish-Arab Relations in Israel, 2021-2022 | The need for overall strategy as the military undergoes change | Nuclear deterrence in the era of new world order

  • The combined strategic challenge: "A play in 3 acts"

    April 2022 | Russian preparation for a prolonged campaign in Ukraine | Jordanian stability put to the test | "Lone Wolves" 2.0: The characteristics of the current wave of terror attacks in Israel

  • The Global Crisis - Shock Waves

    April 2022 | The options Putin faces and the implications for Israel | The Negev Summit from a regional perspective: What are the implications for Israel? | Between the Negev Summit and Terror Attacks

  • The War in Ukraine - Global Impact on Israel

    March 2022 | How should Israel conduct itself in view of the shift in world order? | War in Ukraine: The Middle East is learning strategic lessons | The invasion of Ukraine: Putin's policy undergoes reality testing

  • World order in crisis: Implications for Israel

    March 2022 | The Ukrainian crisis as a case study for the Russian-Chinese axis | Libya on the verge of political chaos: Regional and international implications | Convening the PLO's Central Council: A "bullet-less gun" pointing at Israel, and "no message" vis-à-vis the Palestinian public

  • The global game of chess: Implications for Israel

    Februaey 2022 | The crisis in the Ukraine – Putin holds all the cards | The exacerbating crisis in Lebanon and regional competition | One year to the Biden Administration – Mixed balance between the domestic and international arenas | How Will Sheikh Ra`ed Salah's Release from Prison Impact the Arab Israeli Public?

  • Time to Think Differently

    February, 2022 | Is the crisis in the Ukraine heading for escalation? | The drone attack in Abu Dhabi – Implications for Israel and the region | The tension in the Negev | Sounding the Alarm Conversations with Major General (Res.) Amos Gilead

  • 2022 – Intensifying National Security Challenges

    January 2022 | An overall strategy for Israel against the threat posed by Iran | The Ukrainian crisis: Winter is coming? | Cairo's strategic maneuver between Washington and Moscow |

  • The Iranian Threat: Which Cards Can Israel Play?

    January, 2022 | Are We Headed for a Regional Reshuffle? Implications and Recommendations for Israel | Putin's ‘Red Lines’: Moscow Is Raising Its Bet While Playing “Chicken” With Washington | How Will Sheikh Ra`ed Salah's Release from Prison Impact the Arab Israeli Public? | 2000 - "Year Zero" of Crime and Violence in Israeli Arab Society

  • The strategic map: Achievements in the face of mounting challenges

    October 2021 | A new regional architecture? The impact of U.S. strategy on the regional Arena | Deploying the SHABAK against crime and violence in Israeli Arab society: Between a political consideration and a civilian constraint | SAVE THE DATE - Security & Policy Conference - What Strategy Does Israel Need?

  • The challenges and opportunities for Israel’s national security in the coming year

    September 2021 | Iran – Where is the nuclear threat headed? | The nexus between Gaza, Lebanon and Iran | The Israeli Prime Minister’s Invitation to Egypt: How Egyptian Strategy Intersects Israel’s | Hamas is striving to change the rules of the game with Israel | Wary But Intrigued, Saudi Arabia is Still Weighing Potential Ties to Israel

  • The American Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Lessons and Ramifications for Israel

    August 2021 | The Prime Minister's visit to Washington - A one-time opportunity | The "New Levant" initiative: A new regional alliance in the making? | Russia, China and the US – Tangible alliances and conflicts in the virtual sphere | The crumbling of Lebanon: Characteristics and ten implications for Israel | The Tunisian turmoil: A domestic crisis with regional implications

  • Growing threats - A combined strategic response is required

    August 2021 | Should the regional competition in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin be viewed by Israel as an opportunity or risk? | Beware of returning to the "old arrangement" in Gaza | Russia is proceeding to implement its Sukhoi deal with Egypt | Russia's national security strategy (2021) – Strengthening confrontational sentiment and siege mentality | Is the Palestinian Authority on the verge of collapse?

  • Recommendations for the new Israeli government

    June 2021 | "Washington, we have a problem": How can Israel-U.S. relations be restored? | Can the United States Overcome the Russian Challenge? | Stability in the West Bank: A strategic Israeli asset that must be strengthened | The Egyptian strategy on the Palestinian issue | The first Arab party in a ruling Israeli coalition

  • The conflict with Hamas: A strategic rerouting is required

    June 2021 | Operation "Guardian of the Walls" A strategic score and policy recommendations | The U.S. and the escalation in Gaza: Strong support, not an open check | Observing without intervening: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the Russian standpoint

  • Israel is in urgent need of a national security policy

    May 2021 | Erdogan's troubles: the "charm offensive" is not gaining momentum | The stick, carrot, and great Russian strategy | The postponed elections in the Palestinian Authority

  • Israel Lacks Clear Strategy

    April 2021 | As U.S. Negotiates with Iran Israel grapples with a strategic dilemma | On the Navalny effect, the new China-Iran agreements, and Russian entrenchment in Lebanon | The Arab Public's votes to the 24th Knesset

  • "The Day After" Elections: Eight Reality-Shaping Challenges

    March 2021 | Israel is facinga series of strategic reality-shaping challenges. Here are the eight key challenges the next Israeli government will come up against on "the day after" elections.

  • Multiple Challenges: A Call for Leadership

    U.S.-Iran: A "Words and Swords" Dialogue | The Involvement of the International Criminal Court in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Is the U.S. Sanctions Weapon Effective? | The United Arab List (RAAM): Conservative Revolution in Israeli Arab Society

  • Israel-U.S. relations are being put to the test

    March 2021 | Biden, The Middle East and the Chances at Ending the Conflict | The elections in the Palestinian Authority | Biden's first speech on foreign policy – Insights and implications for Israel

  • Israel is in a labyrinth – what should it do?

    February 2021 | How should the Biden Administration be approached on the Iranian issue? | Unnecessary Defiance | Back to The Persian Bazar | The first conversation between Putin and Biden | Exacerbated crime and violence alongside weakening governance among Arab society in Israel

  • Maintaining the "special relations" with the U.S. in the shadow of a domestic crisis in Israel

    January, 2021 | The Middle East is waiting for Biden | ​2020: A Fickle Year for Russia in the Region | Nabi Musa events as a reflection of transformations and tensions in the Palestinian system | ​U.S.-Israel Relations: A New Era?

  • Is the U.S. Being Perceived as "Packing It In" and Providing Tailwind for Extremists?

    December 2020 | The Biden Administration and the Middle East: An Entanglement of Tensions and Conflicting Interests | Russia Is Achieving Its Goals in the Middle East and Africa | ​Arab Politics in Israel Is "Calculating a New Route"

  • A New Administration in Washington: Opportunities & Challenges for Israel

    November 2020 | Great-Power Competition and the Middle East | U.S.-Iran: The Sanctions "Paradox" | ​Moscow Is In No Hurry to Congratulate Joe Biden | The Palestinians following Biden's victory | Strategic Assessment for Israel - Insights & Recommendations

  • 5 Core Issues as we Welcome the New Jewish Year

    October 2020 | ​Scenario: How Israel could be Left Alone to Face a "Bad Deal" with Iran | ​20 Years to the 2nd Intifada: An Analysis of Shifts in the Palestinian System and their Implications for Israel | Russia Marks Five Years of Presence in Syria

  • Coronavirus and the Annexation: Different Crises, Similar Failed Actions and Flawed Governance

    July 2020 | Iran: Potential for Deterioration under the Shadow of Worsening Conflict on a Diplomatic and Covert Playing Field | ​The ‘Twilight Zone’ of the Annexation: How Israel Is Paying the Price of the Move before It Is Even Implemented | President Putin puts the countdown of Russia's political system back to ‘Zero’ and continues promotion of long-term policy in the Middle East

  • Annexation "IN" – Iran "OUT" Israel Undermines the Struggle against Iranian Nuclearization

    June 2020 | The Crisis in Libya: Conflicting regional and international interests | In the shadow of new American sanctions, Russia continues to expand its influence in Syria | Fateh`s "Tanzim" Formations: a potential challenge that is liable to intensify in the face of scenarios of deterioration in the Palestinian arena

  • Warning - Mines Ahead!

    June 2020 | ​Russian Strategy in the Middle East in the Shadow of the Coronavirus | ​Stop the Blow | ​Lebanon: A Country Entrapped | “The Day After” Abu Mazen Does Not Have to Be Different from the Day Before - and a Lot Depends on Israel

  • The Annexation Plan: A Core Challenge to the National Security of Israel

    May 2020 | ​Economic Recession in the Coronavirus Era | The Iranian Nuclear Challenge - Options for American Policy and the Implications for Israel | Escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle for Influence in East Jerusalem in the Shadow of the Coronavirus Crisis

  • The Coronavirus Crisis in Israel. Indeed, the Light at the End of the Tunnel?

    May 2020 | The Spread of the Coronavirus and the Economic Crisis in Syria Constitute a Strategic Challenge for Russia | ​Arab Society in Israel at a Crossroad | The Debate over Regime Change in Teheran and the Challenge of a Nuclear Iran

  • Is Israel Prepared to Emerge from the Coronavirus Crisis?

    April 2020 | Iran: A strategic challenge in the Coronavirus era, as well | Russia in the Middle East in the Coronavirus Age | Preliminary Insights and Recommendations for a New Government in Israel | Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the Face of the Coronavirus Crisis