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IDF soldiers from the Nahal Brigade operating in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge (Photo: IDF)

Toward the Next Military Campaign in Gaza

Following the State Comptroller’s report on Operation Protective Edge, INSS researcher Assaf Orion proposes several changes to improve Israel’s ability to confront future challenges

The US Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel (Photo: Bigstock)

Relocating the US Embassy to Jerusalem – a Necessary Move

Speaking before the AIPAC Policy Conference yesterday, US Vice President Mike Pence said Trump is still 'seriously considering' moving the US embassy to Jerusalem. In the view of former Israeli Ambassador to the United States David Ivry, this long-time promise by previous US presidential candidates must finally be fulfilled

"After Brexit, France remains the only European nuclear power." The French "Le Vigilant" nuclear submarine (Photo: AP)

How to Implement Nuclear Deterrence in Europe

The probable reduced US interest in European defense, combined with a possible series of tensions with the Russian Federation, make it necessary to rethink the European nuclear arsenal and the whole Eurasian defense doctrine. Opinion

The Bushehr nuclear power plant, Iran (Photo: AP)

Israel, Escalation, and a Nuclear War in the Middle East

For Israel, the most plausible paths to a nuclear war will lie in certain forms of escalation gone astray. This suggests an obligation to balance presumed requirements of "escalation dominance" during any pertinent future crises with core expectations of caution. Opinion

Photo: AP

A New International Cooperation Model

A new distribution of the strategic, geoeconomic, military and political potentials is currently taking place. Unless we orient these new mechanisms towards a peaceful and stable development of the world market, our global system will collapse. Opinion

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo: US Embassy in Israel)

Fixing the World: Averting Another Decline and Fall

In the incoherent "Trump Era," US foreign policy must resist expanding national insularity, focusing instead on worldwide community and global interconnections. American results will also impact Israeli security and survival. Opinion

Saudi King Salman, middle, watches military exercises with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, right, and the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, left (Photo: AP)

Israel as a Focal Point for the Sunni World

As the United States continues its withdrawal from the Middle East system, Israel is becoming the point of reference for both Russia and the Sunni world. Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the current map of interests in the Greater Middle East. Opinion

President Trump and PM Netanyahu (Photo: AP)

"America First" could Prove Dangerous for Israel's Security

President Trump's announced preferences for "America First" run directly counter to his country's core principles of justice and security. Because of Washington's strong and historic ties to Jerusalem, these preferences now also threaten Israel's national dignity and safety. Opinion

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (Photo: AP)

Could North Korea become Part of an "Axis of Good?"

North Korea's latest missile launch could be regarded as an attempt to enter the global market from a position of power, after demonstrating strategic and military autonomy to key regional actors. Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori analyzes the DPRK's aspirations
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