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 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, 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 either in Israel or in your home town. All my best. Avi

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Avi Melamed on i24 News SPINROOM on January 15, 2018

The SPINROOM was aired live -and is on the i24 News website in 3 parts. Please click on each to see the segment   Part 1   Part 2   Part 3  

Protests in Iran: The Mullah’s Regime Autumn

January 18, 2018 Protests in Iran: The Mullah’s Regime Autumn Intelligence Report (To Download a PDF of this Report Please Click Here)   Information: Public protests which began in the city of Mashhad on December 28, 2017 ignited a wave of mass demonstrations in dozens of cities across Iran, including in major cities such as Isfahan and Tehran. To date,…

Avi Melamed on The Rundown on i24 News January 15, 2018

Click above to see Avi Melamed on I24News the Rundown with Nurit Ben and Calev Ben David   Click above to see Avi Melamed on I24News the Rundown with Nurit Ben and Calev Ben David talking about Syria, Turkey, the Kurds, US involvement and more….    

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Is Iran Approaching a Crucial Junction?

January 1, 2018 Immediate Intelligence Bulletin   Is Iran Approaching a Crucial Junction?   Information: Public protests which began in the city of Mashhad on December 28, 2017 have ignited a wave of mass demonstrations in different cities in Iran including in Tehran. To date, reportedly 12 people have been killed during the demonstrations and hundreds arrested. Videos show protesters attacking…

Avi Melamed and Erick Stakelbeck on the Lebanese Border

The Watchman Episode 70: Hezbollah Rising, From Israeli/Lebanon Border   Erick Stakelbeck and I traveled to the Israeli/Lebanon border for an up-close look at the threat posed to Israel and America by the Iran-backed terrorist militia Hezbollah.

A Change in the Ground Rules: The Iranian – Saudi Power Struggle Severely Escalates

Inside the Middle East – Intelligence Perspectives   Intelligence Bulletin   November 8, 2017   A Change in the Ground Rules: The Iranian – Saudi Power Struggle Severely Escalates   Information: On Saturday November 4, 2017 Saudi Arabia announced that it had successfully intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Houthi rebels in Yemen. The missile was aimed at the Saudi…

PNA Restores Sovereignty in the Gaza Strip

October 2, 2017 Immediate Intelligence Bulletin A Prediction Materialized – PNA Restores Sovereignty in the Gaza Strip   On Monday, October 2, 2017 the Palestinian National Authority Government (PNA) restored its sovereignty in the Gaza Strip. A convoy of some 300 PNA officials, including the PNA Prime Minister, Rami Al-Hamdallah, PNA ministers, as well as PNA security officials arrived in the…

My Enemy is My Best Asset

Click Here To Download a PDF of this Article September 5, 2017 My Enemy is My Best Asset by Avi Melamed Former United States Secretary of State, Dr. Henry Kissinger, published an article on August 2, 2017 entitled “Chaos and Order in a Changing World.” In his piece, Dr. Kissinger provides analysis regarding different global arenas. He opens his section…

Sunnis & Shi’ites

Two major historic struggles have played a central role in shaping the Muslim world and the Middle East. One axis is the struggle between Sunnis and Shi’ites in Islam. The other axis is the rivalry between two large regional civilizations: The Arab civilization and the Persian civilization. There are about 1.6 billion Muslims in the world. About 90 percent are Sunni…

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