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Dr. Shaul Shay

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אל"מ (במיל') ד"ר שאול שי, היסטוריון וסופר, לשעבר קצין המודיעין של פיקוד דרום וראש מחלקת היסטוריה בצה"ל. כיום משמש מרצה במרכז הבינתחומי בהרצליה,

Hamas militants from the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades (Photo: AP)

Hamas at a Crossroads

A decade since the takeover of the Gaza Strip, Hamas finds itself at a crossroads – whether to opt for a compromise with the PA or to strengthen relations with the Shiite world. And what about another confrontation with Israel? Special analysis of the geopolitical situation in the Gaza Strip

Photo courtesy of the Hellenic National Defence General Staff

Egypt, Greece Conclude Joint Exercise 'Medusa 2017'

Egypt and Greece became strategic allies to tackle common challenges and threats in the unstable Middle East. Col. (res.) Dr. Shaul Shay considers the military ties between the two states

Chinese frigate (Photo: AP)

China Opens First Overseas Base in Djibouti

China has officially opened its first overseas military base in Djibouti, though Beijing insists that the base is purely a support center for Chinese peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts in the region

Tanks at the military base in preparation for the inauguration ceremony (Photo Credit: Egyptian Streets)

Egypt Launches the Largest Military Base in the Middle East

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has inaugurated a military base in the country’s northwestern city of Al-Hammam to protect facilities and projects in coastal cities

Egyptian security forces stand guard outside the Bella Vista Hotel in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, Egypt (Photo: AP)

The Hurghada Attack and the Continuous Terror Campaign Against Tourists in Egypt

Last week's attack at the Red Sea resort of Hurghada was the latest blow to Egypt's struggling tourism industry, which is a pillar of the Egyptian economy and an important source of foreign currency revenue. Special analysis by Col. (res.) Dr. Shaul Shay

Naval exercise Cleopatra 2017 (Photo Credit: Defence Blog)

Egypt, France Conclude Joint Naval Exercise

The "Cleopatra 2017" drills included planning and management of joint offensive and defensive combat operations, inspection of suspicious vessels, helicopter maneuvers, and coastal landing

Egyptian army soldiers stand guard in Rafah, Egypt (Photo: AP)

The Rafah Terror Massacre

As the Islamic State group keeps losing territory in Syria and Iraq, its Sinai-based branch continues to launch deadly terror attacks in Egypt. Col. (res.) Dr. Shaul Shay discusses the latest attack on an army checkpoint near Rafah that claimed the lives of 26 soldiers