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Dr. Rafael Ofek

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סא"ל (מיל') ד"ר רפאל אופק הוא מומחה לפיזיקה וטכנולוגיה של הגרעין. בעברו הוא שירת בקהיליית המודיעין הישראלית כחוקר ומנתח בכיר,

Gaddafi's Mental Follies and Megalomania

The chaos in Libya pursuant to Muammar Gaddafi's toppling has sharpened the dilemma: what is preferable for the Middle East – the stable regime of a tyrant or the disintegration of states even through a process of severe violence

Israeli Intelligence in the Cold War

In contrary to claims about alleged Israeli espionage against the United States, one should note the tremendous contribution of the Israeli intelligence community in the form of information provided to the US of Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles

Iranian Revulotionary Guard (Photo: AP)

"Janus Faced" - Iran’s Two Faces

As an antithesis to the face smiling at the West, Iran still pursues its anti-western activities and continues to support terrorism - which face represents the real Iran?

A Black Hole in the Islamic Space

Like a black hole that swallows everything around it, Iran aspires to swallow the countries surrounding it and reestablish the Persian Empire “from India even unto Ethiopia”. How will the world in general, and Israel in particular, respond?Iran is like a black hole. What is the right response?

Egypt's Nuclear Dreams

Far from the headlines, Egypt always dreamt of a nuclear project of its own, and endeavored to make this dream come true. How the Egyptian nuclear project failed

Terrorism & Nuclear Power

A special article by Dr. Rafael Ofek – will Iran purchase nuclear reactors from Argentina, or provide Argentina with uranium enriching technologies, in return for Argentina's consent to allow Iran to take part in the investigation into the AMIA bombing, in which senior Iranians were allegedly involved?

IAEA Headquarters, Vienna, Austria - Dean Calma / IAEA

Iran is Renouncing its Commitments

The IAEA's latest report: Iran is 'dragging its feet' vis-à-vis the IAEA and is advancing the enriched uranium and plutonium routes, yet is cautious from crossing 'red lines', primarily in enriching uranium to 20%

The Arak IR-40 Heavy Water Reactor (Photo isisnucleariran.org)

A Bomb in a Year?

Despite the headlines seen around the world, a significant time gap exists between the production of plutonium in Iran and between its development of a plutonium bomb