Avi Melamed.

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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.  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 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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Transition of Power Within Hezbollah?

Transition of Power Within Hezbollah?

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East Information:     Since early December 2018 until the date of this Intelligence Bulletin, Lebanese Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah has not appeared in public, nor has he delivered any visual or audio messages. Reportedly, he is hospitalized following a heart attack. The reports are denied by Hezbollah as well as by a Senior Iranian…

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Rapprochement In Syria – A Tipping Point? (A Podcast)

President Trump’s decision to withdraw US forces from Syria has accelerated the Arab world’s rapprochement to Assad. But there is a price to pay…Who are the possible winners and who are the potential losers?    For More of my Articles & Podcasts on Syria: My Enemy is My Best Asset Chaos Spreads in Syria – An Opportunity for a Strategic…

Briefing Following Trump Announcement to Withdraw US Forces from Syria

Conference Call Briefing Following Trump Announcement to Withdraw US Forces from Syria

This is a recording of a conference call briefing I held on Sunday, December 23, 2018 in which I provided my immediate analysis of the ramifications of US President, Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw United States forces from Syria.   For Related Articles & Podcasts: Zoom In ~ Zoom Out | Lebanon & Iran My Enemy is My Best Asset…

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The War In Yemen - It's About Iran

The War in Yemen – It’s About Iran

What is the war in Yemen about? Why is it so important? Why is it relevant to the United States? The Saudi’s must curb the Iranian aggressive expansion throughout the Middle East – because what happens in the Middle East does not stay in the Middle East.   Facebook Comments #wpdevar_comment_5 span,#wpdevar_comment_5 iframe{width:100% !important;}

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Assassination of British Radio Broadcaster in Lebanon

British Radio Broadcaster, Gavin Ford was found dead last week outside of Beirut Lebanon. A British citizen, Ford had lived in Lebanon for more than twenty years. What is the connection of Ford’s mysterious demise to Lebanese politics?   Facebook Comments #wpdevar_comment_6 span,#wpdevar_comment_6 iframe{width:100% !important;}

Gaza Update October 26 - 27, 2018

Gaza Update October 26 – 27, 2018

Update and analysis of the overnight attack by Islamic Jihad In Palestine (IJIP) on Israeli communities in Otef Aza (the areas surrounding the Gaza Strip), the IDF response, and the subsequent behavior of IJIP.   Facebook Comments #wpdevar_comment_7 span,#wpdevar_comment_7 iframe{width:100% !important;}

Zoom In ~ Zoom Out | The Reopening of the Jordan-Syria Nassib Border Crossing

Zoom In ~ Zoom Out | The Reopening of the Jordan-Syria Nassib Border Crossing

On the surface, the Reopening of the Nassib Border Crossing, connecting Syria and Jordan, which has been closed since 2015 might give the impression that the situation in Syria has stabilized and that Bashar al Assad, the President of Syria, has restored his sovereignty and control over the country. However, zooming in and zooming out helps you understand that that…

Who Is Jamal Khashoggi?

Who Is Saudi Journalist Jamal Khashoggi?

  On October 2, 2018 Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, entered the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Istanbul, Turkey and has not been seen since. Who was he? And why does his disappearance offer us a glimpse into one of the central power Middle East power struggles? Listen to my podcast to find out… Facebook Comments #wpdevar_comment_9 span,#wpdevar_comment_9 iframe{width:100% !important;}

Iran Can’t Fulfill Its Hopes of a Shia Corridor Without Iraq

Iran Can’t Fulfill Its Hopes of a Shia Corridor Without Iraq

Below please see my article  Iran Can’t Fulfill Its Hopes of a Shia Corridor Without Iraq, published by The Atlantic Council  Atlantic Council ~ IranSource | Understanding and Analyzing a Multifaceted Iran on October 12, 2018 Iran Can’t Fulfill Its Hopes of a Shia Corridor Without Iraq BY AVI MELAMED Iranian and Iraqi flag (moqavemati) Since the Iranian regime seized power in…

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