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One Year after the Iran Nuclear Deal

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser,  July 21, 2016

Iran is reaping the benefits of the deal, while the West pays the price of its weakness. In the meantime, we are all living with the consequences. Read More »

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How Close Are We to Unconventional Terror Attacks by ISIS? The Dirty Bomb Scenario

Dr. Barak Ben Zur,  May 19, 2016

How serious is threat the threat of an ISIS nuclear or radiological attack, and in the absence of clear leads and intelligence materials, how can we assess this threat? Read More »

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Vital Points on the Iran Deal: Major Flaws and Positive Elements

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser, Amb. Alan Baker,  August 27, 2015

The nuclear agreement with the main world powers is set to unilaterally and unconditionally grant Iran everything it has been seeking without any viable quid-pro-quo from Iran to the international community. Read More »

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Questions and Answers about the Iranian Nuclear Agreement

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser,  August 26, 2015

The signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action raises many questions: Is the plan a good deal? Did the possibility of reaching a better deal exist? After the deal’s signing, which avenues remain open to Israel and the West to get more out of the deal? Read More »

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The Nuclear Deal: No Pause in Iran's Vow to Destroy Israel

Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall,  August 16, 2015

Even following the JCPOA negotiations, Ayatollah Ali Khameini, Iran’s Supreme leader, remains the most prominent agitator for Israel’s destruction. The Islamic Republic’s virulently Anti-Israel and Anti-Western rhetoric has remained largely unabated. Read More »

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Why We Must Fight Against the Iran Deal

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser,  August 14, 2015

Iran will only need six months to obtain enough material to produce nuclear weapons during the first ten years of the deal. Furthermore, it allows for the continued Iranian pursuit of regional hegemony. Read More »

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Iran: Challenging Our Missile Program Means Crossing a Red Line

Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall,  July 27, 2015

Following the UN Security Council’s endorsement of the Iran deal, Iran has made clear that the deal will not infringe upon its missile program or grant inspectors access to military facilities - both things that are essential to Iran’s national security concept. Read More »

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The Lessons of the Syrian Chemical Weapons Discovery

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser,  May 18, 2015

In early May, inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) reported that they had located traces of sarin-type chemical weapons and ricin-type biological weapons in at least three sites in Syria which the Assad regime had not reported. This discovery could have implications for a potential Iran deal. Read More »

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The Flawed Underpinnings of the New Nuclear Understandings with Iran

Amb. Dore Gold,  April 3, 2015

The underlying flaw in the new nuclear understandings between the P5+1 and Iran is the fact that it leaves Iran’s vast nuclear infrastructure intact. Read More »

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Iran’s Defiance: Flaunting a Cruise Missile with 2,500 Km. Range

Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall,  March 10, 2015

On March 8, 2015, Iran unveiled the Soumar long-range ground-to-ground cruise missile, which has a range of 2,500 kilometers. Exhibiting the missiles now was meant to coincide with sensitive nuclear talks. Tehran is signaling to the West that it has no intention of giving up its long-range missile program. Read More »

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Anatomy of a Bad Iran Deal:    A Preliminary Assessment

Amb. Dore Gold,  February 12, 2015

The best way to evaluate the impending nuclear agreement is to look at the statements of high-levels officials who have been involved in the negotiations. While not all of the details of the agreement have been made public, elements have been disclosed in the international media that are deeply worrying. Read More »

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The Weak Link in a Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Amb. Dore Gold,  June 11, 2014

One striking feature appearing in the leading commentaries on the Comprehensive Agreement being negotiated is the stress being placed placing on the role of inspections in assuring the international community that Tehran will not be permitted to obtain nuclear weapons. However, these inspections cannot be expected to deter Iran, as it does not view itself as a “status quo” power. Read More »

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How Nuclear Talks Help Iran Dominate the Middle East

Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall,  February 25, 2014

The nuclear talks are creating an atmosphere where the economic pressure will subside as Iran gains time to fill in the missing pieces of its nuclear program. Iran’s foreign policy is gaining momentum as Gulf States are persuaded to align with Iran. Ongoing negotiations with the United States are proceeding at a relaxed pace that allows Iran to continue working towards its strategic goals. Read More »

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The Internal Iranian Struggle After the Geneva Agreement

Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall,  January 14, 2014

The Geneva nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 has become a source of tension in Iran between the conservatives and Revolutionary Guard on one side, and President Hassan Rouhani, the nuclear negotiating team, and those considered the reformist camp on the other. The regime’s security establishment continues a crackdown on the opposition and social networks in an effort to protect Iran’s revolutionary Islamic nature. The intensity of public support for Rouhani is of no significance when it comes to Iran’s nuclear progress, nor is it likely to have substantial implications for the state of civil society and human rights in Iran. Read More »

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Conflicting Expectations on the Geneva Deal with Iran

Amb. Dore Gold,  December 11, 2013

Questions of interpretation have arisen from both sides about the Geneva document’s obligations to the relevant parties. Parties disagree on what the document means for nuclear breakout, U.S.-imposed sanctions on Iran, and uranium enrichment Read More »

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Homeland Security Articles from Daily Alert

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Belgium Takes Tips from Israel on Airport Security (November 23, 2016)
After Brussels Attack, World Looks to Israel as Model for Airport Security (March 23, 2016)
Sniffer Mice Are Being Trained in Israel to Detect Explosives at Airports (June 19, 2015)

Social Media Investigation

How Israel Spots Lone-Wolf Attackers (June 9, 2017)
Israeli Monitoring of Social Media Thwarts Terror Attacks by 2200 Palestinians (April 19, 2017)
Israeli Soldiers Scour Social Media to Stop Violence (March 10, 2017)
EU Eyes Israeli Technologies for Spotting Militants (July 20, 2016)
Israel is Using Social Media to Prevent Terrorist Attacks (April 21, 2016)

Civilian Self-Defense

Civilian Self-Defense is Esential to Combat Modern Terrorism (June 14, 2017)

Terrorism Prevention

Israel Speeds Up Camera Placements in West Bank in Effort to Deter Terrorism (June 18, 2017)
Israel Capitalizes on Expertise in Counter-Terrorism (June 7, 2017)
Netanyahu: Israel Taking Steps to Deal with Terrorists (January 10, 2017)
How to Prevent the Next “Lone Wolf” Terror Attack (August 9, 2016)
What the World Can Learn from Israel after July’s Wave of Deadly Attacks (August 4, 2016)
Israel’s Counterterrorism Lessons For Europe (July 19, 2016)
Can an Orlando-Style Attack Happen in Israel? (June 17, 2016)
Police Tactics, Intelligence-Sharing Tip Scales in Jerusalem’s War on Terror (March 31, 2016)

Other

Israeli “Eye in the Sky” Drone Can Watch 80 Sq. Km. in Real Time (June 16, 2017)
Israeli Biometric Startup Sees Surge in Demand as Security Woes Weigh (July 28, 2016)
IDF to Defend Against Cyber Attacks on Vital Infrastructure (February 18, 2016)

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