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Nitzan Nuriel

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תא"ל (מיל') ניצן נוריאל, הוא ראש המטה ללוחמה בטרור לשעבר. נוריאל שירת בצה"ל קרוב ל-30 שנה והיה בין היתר מח"ט "עודד", נספח זרוע היבשה בוושינגטון וראש חטיבת קשרי החוץ באגף המבצעים של המטכ"ל.,

Palestinian prisoners released from Ofer prison (Archive photo: Moshe Milner / GPO)

From the Prison Cell to the Terror Cell: Breaking the Cycle

“The percentage of convicted terrorists returning to the cycle of terrorism is high. This fact, in and by itself, should motivate a different way of thinking regarding the method in general.” A special column by Brig. Gen. (res.) Nitzan Nuriel reviews the Israeli security incarceration effort

Battles in the village of Jubata al-Khashab as seen from the Israeli Golan Heights (Archive photo: Ariel Schalit, AP)

The Golan Heights Border Security Challenge

As the Assad regime and its supporters are regaining control over substantial parts of Syria, the question of these forces dominating the cordon of villages close to the Israeli border is becoming a worrisome issue for Israel. Special column by Brig. Gen. (res.) Nitzan Nuriel

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the test launch of an intermediate range Hwasong-12 missile at an undisclosed location in North Kore (Photo: AP)

Think Before You Act: Towards a Possible US Strike on North Korea

The United States is capable of identifying the preparations for North Korean missile tests and can intercept the missiles before they are launched or immediately after launch. So, why did they avoid taking action? Is it possible that Pyongyang had managed to deter Washington? Special column by Brig. Gen. (res.) Nitzan Nuriel

Israeli border police officers stand near the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem (Photo: AP)

Between Risk Assessment and Risk Management

"Risk assessment and risk management are two mutually-complementary processes whose relevance and influence only exist when positioned side by side." Special analysis of the national decision-making process by Brig. Gen. (res.) Nitzan Nuriel

French troops at the Louvre museum in Paris (Photo: AP)

At the Outset of 2017: The Worst is Yet to Come

Brig. Gen. (res.) Nitzan Nuriel attempts to evaluate the future occurrences for 2017 while stressing potential changes and turning points that may affect the Middle East generally and the State of Israel in particular