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    Diverse operations in the commando brigade (Photo: IDF)

    The Newest Tool in the Toolbox of IDF

    The first training exercise of the new commando brigade simulated a single offensive effort, intended to take the enemy off balance by staging an aggressive thrust deep into the enemy dispositions. Or Heller on the major challenges the brigade is expected to face, both domestically and outside of Israel's borders

    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

    Surviving Amid Chaos: Israel's Nuclear Strategy

    In his new book, Prof. Louis René Beres delves into the complexities of one of the most heated issues in the Middle East and all world politics. As he examines the current nuclear doctrine of the Jewish state, he also suggests that a suitably revised doctrine is in order

    A Global Conflict in the Backyard

    Russia’s objectives in Syria are derived from Moscow’s global policy: retaining Russia’s strategic foothold in the Middle East and developing a stable position vis-à-vis the USA. Naturally, oil plays a part, too. Exclusive

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    Egypt and the Nuclear Power Plants in MENA

    Israel has long argued that a nuclear Iran would set off a regional nuclear race. Indeed, several countries in the Middle East and North Africa plan to build nuclear power plants. Special analysis by Col. (res.) Dr. Shaul Shay