Avi Melamed.

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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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Massive Explosion in the Port of Beirut, August 4, 2020 | Preliminary Observations by Avi Melamed

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East I am writing this article the day after a huge explosion that took place in the port of Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, on August 4, 2020. In this article, I am not focusing on speculations. Instead, I am just concentrating on several initial diagnoses related to the incident. Basic information that can…

And Now For Something Completely Different!

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East We are so thrilled to share the above movie with you!  Your feedback – as always – is welcome! As you know, my expertise is Current Events in the Middle East, the Arab & Muslim World, and their Impact on the Region & Israel. I provide Geopolitical Briefings, Intelligence Tours, & Personal Encounters…

Video – Israel & Hezbollah on a Collision Course | Part 2 – The War in Syria

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East This is the second in a three-part series analyzing the current status between Hezbollah and Israel on the Israeli Lebanese border and assessing how things might evolve and why… This is a segment I filmed yesterday morning – given the events in Beirut, I will not for the meantime, be uploading the third…

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Video – Israel & Hezbollah on a Collision Course | Part 1 – Introduction

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East This is the first in a three-part video series analyzing the current status between Hezbollah and Israel on the Israeli Lebanese border and assessing how things might evolve and why… If you have not seen my video from July 23rd – Iran’s Deteriorating Deterrence & Teheran’s Possible Reactions – it might help augment…

Iran’s Deteriorating Deterrence & Teheran’s Possible Reactions

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East   Recent events throughout the region – including the killing of an Iranian General and a Senior Hezbollah militant outside of Damascus earlier this week – erode Iran’s deterrent posture. In this filmed webinar, I give an overview of Iran’s regional goals, the current challenge it is facing in achieving its ambitions. And…

Avi Melamed | Join Me as We Go Inside The Middle East

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East Shalom. My name is Avi Melamed. I am an Author, Educator, Lecturer, and Strategic Intelligence Analyst. My expertise is Current Events in the Middle East, the Arab & Muslim World, and their Impact on the Region & Israel. I provide Geopolitical Briefings, Intelligence Tours, & Personal Encounters in Israel and I Lecture &…

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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