Avi Melamed.




Intelligence Analyst.

A New Middle East Requires a New Understanding.

Shalom, my name is Avi Melamed.

I am a Strategic Intelligence Analyst, writer, teacher, and lecturer.  I am the Founder and CEO Inside the Middle East: Intelligence Perspectives ~ ITME, and the author of Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth.

I am a former Israeli Intelligence Official and Senior Official on Arab Affairs. I am an expert on the Current Affairs in the Arab and Muslim World Arab and their impact on Israel and the Middle East.

I hope that through my articles, videos, Intelligence Briefings and on the ground Intelligence Tours, I can offer you additional insight and understanding into what is going on in the region, and the impact regionally and globally. I hope you will find my analysis and commentary thought-provoking and I hope we will have a chance to meet in person in Israel. All my best. Avi

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Possible Israeli Annexation / Sovereignty: Domestic & Regional Responses

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East In this short article, I would like to explore a couple of aspects of Israel, possibly annexing/applying Israel sovereignty in parts of the area known as The West Bank / The Occupied Territories / Judea & Samaria. One:      What will Israeli do? Two:      What will be the Palestinian reaction in the…

The Civil War in Libya: A Flammable Struggle for Wealth & Hegemony

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East Background Libya is the fourth largest country in Africa. It has the largest oil reserves in Africa, and it has the ninth-largest oil reserves on the planet. The country spans over 700,000 square miles and has a population of 6.8 million people. It is a tribal and conservative society. It is comprised of…

Al-Quds: Iranian Poster & Hidden Messages

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East Every year, on the last Friday of the Muslim month of Ramadan, worshipers around the world mark “Al-Quds Day.” This year. Ramadan began on April 23rd and ended on May 23rd. Al Quds Day this year was on May 22nd. Al-Quds is the name in Arabic for Jerusalem. The word is taken from…

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ZOOM IN | ZOOM OUT ~ Shalom From Jerusalem!

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East Shalom from Jerusalem. I hope you and your families are healthy and well in these uncertain and challenging times. If you, your organization, your firm, etc. are interested in taking this opportunity to deepen your knowledge about the current events in the Middle East, please contact me at Avi@AviMelamed.com. In the meantime, be…

Trump’s Plan – Regional Reactions & Initial Observations

Compared to previous Western initiatives, President Trump's plan reflects a more up-to-date dialogue with the realities that exist on the ground. This in itself, it is essential because it marks the end of the paradigm that dominated the outlines offered previously by Western diplomats to end the conflict. Trump's outline - even if not fulfilled, will set the tone for future outlines.

Zoom-In: The Red Sea

"Council of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden Countries” - yet another layer in the formation of the Israeli-Egyptian-Saudi axis. This alliance strives to curb Iran and Turkey from spreading their influence and power in the Middle East and restore stability to this turbulent region.

The Eastern Mediterranean: The Civil War in Libya & Turkish-Egyptian Tensions Deepen

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East An update to my article on Zoom-In on the Middle East | December 15, 2019, In this short article, I would like to focus on Turkey’s involvement in the war in Libya. The Civil War in Libya began in 2011 following the ousting of Libyan Dictator, Muammar al-Gaddafi, in October of that year.…

Iranian Retaliation: A Prelude to A Diplomatic Process?

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East This article is being written just hours after Iran launched a missile attack (January 8) against two military bases in Iraq. The targets were the Ein al-Assad base in western Iraq and the Harir base located some 70 miles west of the Iran-Iraq border. These bases host United States Forces, as well as…

The Killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani | Initial Observations

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East The killing of Iranian Al-Quds Force Commander, Major General Qassem Soleimani by the United States (January 3rd, 2020), launched a shock wave that ripples through the Middle East. Qassem Soleimani was the Al-Quds Force commander. The Al -Quds force is an elite unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRG). The IRG reports directly…

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