Red Line Rumble: Iran Tested the Boundaries of the Trump Administration and Got Burned

The National Interest, 
January 22, 2020
Iran’s Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani was often depicted as one of the most powerful figures in Iran. So, when the Trump administration decided to assassinate him via drone strike on January 3, the act was characterized by some as a “defining moment in the Middle East.” But the strategic reality—in which national interests and bureaucratic machinery are more powerful than any one...
Media type: Article | Topics: Iran

Motives, challenges and implications in ending the war in Yemen

The Jeruslaem Post, 
January 15, 2020
The flurry of diplomatic activity in the final weeks of 2019 and early days of 2020 indicates that the major players in the war in Yemen are interested in, or at least open to, an agreement to end the conflict. The efforts to end war are not motivated by opportunities to achieve strategic goals, but primarily by the desire to mitigate the potential costs of continued conflict....
Media type: Article | Topics: Gulf States, Yemen

Ukrainian airliner is Iran's Chernobyl

Ynet, 
January 12, 2020
The anger of the Iranian public over Tehran's attempt to avoid taking responsibility for the incident that claimed the lives of 176 people, is yet another link in a chain of events that might lead to Islamic Republic's collapse.
Media type: Article | Topics: Iran

Why we should fear a nuclearized Saudi Arabia

Israel Hayom, 
December 11, 2019
A dangerous loop has been established between Iran and its Middle Eastern neighbors – Arab countries that feel threatened will step up nuclear activity, which in turn will make it more difficult to rein in the Islamic Republic.
Media type: Article | Topics: Arms Control, Gulf States

A way forward with Saudi Arabia

The Jeruslaem Post, 
December 9, 2019
Beyond parallel struggles to counter Iran-backed radical Islamic groups that threaten each, Israel and Saudi Arabia also share similar strategic dilemmas and operational threats.

At 52, UN Resolution 242 needs a facelift

The Times of Israel, 
November 22, 2019
United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 is the only document to date adopted by the international community that outlines a resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, including the Palestinian-Israeli element of it. That document is 52 years old today and does not reflect the enormous changes that the Middle East has witnessed, nor does it reflect the political process in...
Media type: Article | Topics: Israeli-Palestinian Relations

Threats to Israel’s national security emerging from Yemeni civil war

Jerusalem Post, 
November 14, 2019
Houthi control of Yemen’s Western coast from north of Hodeidah to al-Luhaya provides it with more than 100 kilometers of shoreline positioned adjacent to a key passage for Israeli maritime commerce.
Media type: Article | Topics: Iran, Yemen

How to Tame Iran and Win a Nuclear Deal

The National Interest, 
October 20, 2019
How to Tame Iran and Win a Nuclear Deal The Trump administration should remain firm with the pressure campaign, continue trying to get the Europeans on board a harsher response to Iran’s aggressions, carve out a clear negotiations strategy, and be wary of blinking first.
Media type: Article | Topics: Arms Control, Iran

Trump has handed Turkey, Iran and Russia a poisoned victory in Syria

Haaretz, 
October 17, 2019
President Donald Trump’s decision to relocate U.S. special forces and pave the way for a Turkish incursion into areas under Kurdish control appears to have been made in haste unbefitting a choice of such consequence. His abrupt decision also exacerbated doubts about U.S. dependability among its allies after it once more abandoned its Kurdish partners in the region.
Media type: Article | Topics: Iran, Russia, Syria

BDS and antisemitism: Examining the Ministry of Strategic Affairs Report

The Jerusalem Post, 
October 11, 2019
In recent days, Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry published a report documenting some 100 examples in which activities of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign qualify as antisemitic, based on the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism, which has been adopted by 15 countries and by the European Parliament. Given...

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