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I am currently taking reservations for my 2017 North American fall Lecture Tour – The Middle East 2017:  Game of Pawns  | contact me at avi@avimelamed.com

Shalom, my name is Avi Melamed.  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 am a Strategic Intelligence Analyst, writer, teacher and lecturer and currently serve as the the Salisbury Fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs at the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College, am the Founder and Director of Inside the Middle East: Intelligence Perspectives program, the author of Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth.

I hope that through my articles, videos, on the ground briefings and 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 either in Israel or in your home town. All my best. Avi

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Al Hazimi Ideology: Radicalization of Extremism

Click Here to Download a PDF of this Bulletin   Intelligence Bulletin Al Hazimi Ideology: Radicalization of Extremism   July 23, 2017 Information: Major Arab information platforms, including Elaph and Al Arabiya, have just recently introduced a person named Ahmad Bin Omar Al Hazimi, a Saudi Salafi-Jihadi preacher advocating what is described as “a more extreme and brutal version of…

Game of Pawns: The Middle East 2017 – Avi Melamed North American Fall Lecture Tour

ANNOUNCING MY NEW LECTURE TOUR SEPTEMBER 27- NOVEMBER 25, 2017   Game of Pawns ~ The Middle East 2017   A smoking volcano erupted into the Arab Awakening – and the aftershocks, including the War in Syria, the widening Sunni-Shi’ite rift, and the escalating Arab-Persian power struggle have brought about a tectonic plate movement that is shaping a new Middle…

Terror Attack at the Temple Mount Compound: Regional Reactions

Immediate Intelligence Bulletin   July 16th, 2017 Terror attack at the Temple Mount Compound: Regional Reactions (** This is an immediate Bulletin. I will publish a more detailed Intelligence Report over the next few days **) Information: On Friday July 14, 2017, three Israeli-Arabs opened fire on Israeli Border Patrol Police securing the Temple Mount Compound in Jerusalem, called Al-Haram…

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What is Salafi Jihadi Ideology?

The word “Salaf” means the past of something, its origin, its roots, its primal source. The origins of Salafi thought are deep in the sands of the Arabian Peninsula. Salafi thinkers and theologians believe that the Islamic civilization will be cured of all ills, and thrive and flourish again once Muslims adopt and apply the Islamic codes, law, norms and…

Immediate Intelligence Bulletin – Arab News Platforms Echo Reports ISIS Leader Dead

*** Immediate Intelligence Bulletin ***  July 11, 2017   Arab News Platforms Echo Reports ISIS Leader Dead Information: According to information echoed on July 11, 2017 on some Arab news platforms. ISIS will soon announce the death of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. A platform associated with ISIS echoed – yet did not confirm – the report. In addition, the…

July 7 Debrief on I24News….A Path to a US – Russia Arrangement in Syria and Terror in the Sinai

In case you missed it….. Avi Melamed on I24 Friday, July 7 talking about the United States, Russia and Syria and Terror in the Sinai   Click on Screen Shot below to See the Show…. 

A Turkish Message on the Syrian Border

The flag of the Syrian rebellion was raised today at the Turkish-Syrian border at Bab al-Hawa Border Crossing. The raising of the flag of the Rebellion was likely coordinated with Turkey. Turkey’s acquiescence sends a number of signals to a number of players on a variety of issues including: One – the northern part of Syria is an area of…

VIDEO ANALYSIS – Latest US Moves in the Middle East

July 2, 2017   In this video Avi Melamed analyses the latest US moves in the Middle East  

The Concept of Greater Jordan and the Creation of a Safe-Zone in South Syria

Click Here for PDF of this Report June 27, 2017 Intelligence Report The Concept of Greater Jordan and the Creation of a Safe-Zone in South Syria  Information: Reportedly in June 2017 the United States, Russia and Jordan signed a memorandum establishing a “Safe-Zone” in southern Syria – a 30-kilometer-wide strip in Syria running parallel to the Jordanian border. The exact…

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