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The Requirements of Nation-States Then and Today

Why Middle Eastern states failed Read More »

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Problems Created by the Sykes-Picot Agreement

Dr. Michael Borchard is the Head of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Office in Israel. Europe should not underestimate the Islamist movements today which is challenging the Sykes-Picot arrangements. Read More »

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How Resilient is the Current Middle Eastern State System?

Professor Itamar Rabinovich is a former Israeli Ambassador to Washington and head of the Dayan Center at Tel Aviv University. Colonial powers built shaky foundations for artificial states that never built civil society. The one exception: Jordan. Read More »

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Turkish Foreign Policy and the Specter of Sykes-Picot

Dr. Ahmet K. Han, Kadir Has University in Turkey, discusses the “New Turkey,” today’s Islamicism, and Turkey’s relations with Israel. Read More »

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Sykes-Picot Agreement was Actually an Obstacle to Zionist Ideals

Dr. Martin Kramer is president designate of the Shalem College in Jerusalem. He also serves as Wexler-Fromer Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Read More »

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Russian Policy in the Middle East

Russian Minister-Counsellor Alexey Drobinin discusses Israel-Russian cooperation, Syria, Golan and Crimea Read More »

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Returning to Hamas’ Gaza Battlefield: Drones

If you were to now think about the components of Hamas’ military arsenal after this devastating war, what would you say?  Are the Iranians supplying them with the know-how to manufacture drones? Hirsh Goodman, author of the Jerusalem Center’s “The […] Read More »

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Returning to Hamas’ Gaza Battlefield: Tunnels

The Hamas tunnels are back in the news. What is Hamas up to? Have they changed their tactics? Have they changed their desire to destroy Israel? Has there been any moderation on their part? Lenny Ben-David, Director of Publications and […] Read More »

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Israel at 68: Changing threats to Israel

As Yom Ha’atzmaut approaches, Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser assesses Israel’s general security situation today. Israel is not facing standing armies from neighboring states today, but terrorist armies with missiles, tunnels and radical countries like Iran building long-range missiles. Read More »

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Israel at 68: Enemies don’t hide their intentions

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser discusses the threats Israel faces from Lebanon and along the Golan Heights. The coalition of Iran, Hizbullah, Iraq don’t hide their threats to Israel. We will oppose the establishment of terrorist bases in Syria. Read More »

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Israel at 68: Surrounded by instability

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser discusses the instability of Palestinians in both Gaza and Judea and Samaria/West Bank. In Gaza, the Palestinians have failed to improve their civilian infrastructure and continue to make efforts to build for war.  On the West […] Read More »

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Whither Turkey? Its leadership, role in the Middle East, and ties with Israel.

Dr. Harold Rhode, retired U.S. Defense Department head of the Turkish desk, discusses President Erdogan’s ties with Russia, Europe, the United Sates, and Israel. Interviewed by Lenny Ben-David, Director of Publications. Question: How do you explain the significant political change […] Read More »

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From Welcome Euphoria to Pandora’s Box – The European Refugee Crisis, Israel and the Jews.

The massive chaotic influx of over a million refugees into Europe in recent months has sparked radical new developments, in particular in Germany and Sweden, the two countries which have accepted the largest numbers of refugees. These ongoing developments create […] Read More »

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Why Are Arab States Worried in Wake of Iran Nuclear Deal?

Iran affairs expert Lt. Col. (ret.) Michael Segall discusses the turmoil in some Arab states in the wake of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Read More »

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Understanding the Significance of Protests Over Egypt’s Handing Over Two Islands to Saudi Arabia

Middle East experts Jacques Neriah, Amb. Zvi Mazel and Brig.Gen (ret) Yossi Kuperwasser discuss the implications of widespread protests over Egypt’s relinquishing control over two Red Sea Islands. Read More »


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