Avi Melamed.

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Expert.

Intelligence Analyst.

A New Middle East Requires a New Understanding.

Please note that due to very high demand, I have extended my fall lecture tour -
*Game of Pawns: The Middle East 2017 *
I will now be in North America from September 26 - December 6, 2017

Please feel free to CONTACT ME or +972-505-409-905. I look forward to hearing from you - and hopefully seeing you soon!

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 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…

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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…

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…

Avi Melamed on I24 News – Friday September 1, 2017

Avi Melamed and Boaz Ganor, the Dean of the Lauder School of Government at the Herzeliya Interdisciplinary Center discuss Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, the Iranian Corridor, Hezbollah, ISIS, and more…. on I24News the Debrief   Click here for Part 1   Click here for Part 2     Part 2  

VIDEO ANALYSIS – Inside Iraq

In this video Avi Melamed discusses the current situation in Iraq and how events in Iraq are linked to other Middle Eastern arenas including Syria, Iran, and the eight arenas of the Iranian-Arab power struggle.  

Taking the Kidnapper Hostage: The Battle Over the Sovereignty of Lebanon

Click Here To Download a PDF of this Intelligence Report   August 17, 2017 INTELLIGENCE REPORT Taking the Kidnapper Hostage: The Battle Over the Sovereignty of Lebanon Information: On Tuesday, July 25, 2017, United States President, Donald Trump, held a joint Press Conference with Lebanese Prime Minister, Sa’ad Uddin Al Hariri. During that press conference, President Trump talked at length…

Extended Intelligence Report – July 2017 Temple Mount Compound Crisis: Regional Perspectives

Click here for a PDF of this Intelligence Report    On July 16, 2017 I wrote an Intelligence Bulletin – The Attack on The Temple Mount Compound: Regional Reactions. This is an extended Intelligence Report on the issue.   *** Intelligence Report *** August 8, 2017  July 2017 Crisis over Temple Mt. Compound: Regional Perspectives   Information: On Friday July 14,…

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