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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu at the 2018 AIPAC policy conference (Photo: AP)

Looking Beyond Power Politics: A Longer Term Israeli & Global Imperative

Although Israel must continue adhering to the central principles of realism or Realpolitik in world politics, it must also recognize the longer-term incapacities of such corrosive patterns of international statecraft. It follows that for Israel and all other major states, it is already time to think about creating more generally cooperative systems of world order. Opinion

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu leads a security cabinet tour in the Golan Heights (Photo: Kobi Gideon / GPO)

Israel and the Abyss: Chaos as Source of National Security

Although plainly counter-intuitive, Middle Eastern chaos could sometime prove an opportunity for Israel, rather than a liability. This is the case if Jerusalem were to understand regional "abyss" as an unlikely source of improved and more creative strategic thinking. Opinion

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Between Artificial Intelligence and Military Intelligence

"In the future, new military robots with high autonomy of movement and selection of targets will incorporate a great deal of Artificial Intelligence." Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the impact of AI systems on the military and intelligence sectors

Iranian Revolution Day celebrations (Photo: AP)

The Additional Front against Iran

Experience shows that the law of communicating vessels usually comes into play when it comes to confrontations with Iran and its proxies on the one hand and terrorist threats against Israeli targets on the other. According to Meir Gershuni, formerly a senior ISA officer, a comprehensive security deployment is required on all fronts, both in Israel and abroad. Opinion

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The Geopolitical and Financial Significance of Bitcoin

"The Bitcoin is a pseudo-currency that serves to control the volatility and trends of global financial markets, as well as to keep it artificially high and avoid some currencies becoming 'full' or sovereign." Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori discusses the "cryptocurrency bubble." Opinion

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot (Photo: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

Deciphering Complex Connections: World Politics and Israel's Nuclear Strategy

Israel's nuclear strategy, even while still-presumptive and "deliberately ambiguous," must be derived from a fully systemic understanding of world politics. Although such an epistemological imperative implies daunting analytic complexities, the long-term net benefits to Israel could be incalculable. Opinion

Ri Su-Yong (Photo: AP)

Winds of Change: The Good News Coming from North Korea

Prof. Giancarlo Elia Valori is optimistic about the talks between the two Koreas that began on Tuesday, led on the North's side by Ri Su-Yong, President of the Diplomatic Committee of the Supreme People's Assembly and "a high-profile institutional leader who enjoys Kim Jong-un’s full trust." Opinion

F-22 fighter jets (Photo: AP)

Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft – Questions & Doubts

"The F-22 is a fifth-generation fighter to all intents and purposes, offering some specific advantages over the F-35 in certain aspects." President of Boeing Israel, Maj. Gen. (ret.) David Ivry, raises questions regarding Israel's fifth-generation aircraft. Opinion
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