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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Live From Jerusalem | I24 News Special Program | May 10, 2021

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East Discussion with Calev Ben David on I24 News The Rundown about escalating violence in Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, and southern Israel. Fleur Hassan-Nahoum, Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem, Co-Founder UAE-Israel Business Council Avi Melamed, Strategic Intelligence Analyst and Founder of Inside The Middle East Intelligence Perspectives (ITME) Samer Sinijlawi, Fateh Activist, CEO Jerusalem Development…

Palestinian Elections: Abbas’s Calculated Risk or Gamble?

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East The original article was published in the Jerusalem Post. In January, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed a presidential decree announcing elections for the Palestinian Parliament and the presidency. The elections are to take place in late May and July, respectively. Abbas also called to reconstitute the Palestinian National Council – a body representing the…

Avi On The Lebanese Border

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Biden and the Middle East | Navigating Between Idealpolitik and Realpolitik

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East The original article was featured in Algemeiner   Biden and the Middle East: Navigating Between Idealpolitik and Realpolitik by Avi Melamed OPINION US President Joe Biden delivers remarks to Defense Department personnel during a visit to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S., February 10, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo Western foreign policy is often…

Special Briefing | The Crisis in Yemen | March 9, 2021

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East The war in Yemen is escalating and intensifying, creating a growing humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and fueling increasing instability in the region. This Video Briefing contextualizes the war in Yemen and outlines what can be done to stabilize Yemen and the region.   Facebook Comments #wpdevar_comment_6 span,#wpdevar_comment_6 iframe{width:100% !important;}

The Pope’s Visit To Iraq | March 5 – 8, 2021

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East Iraq’s core struggle today is between Nationalist Iraqi Shi’ites and Non-Nationalist Iraqi Shi’ites. In that regard, why is the Pope’s visit to Iraq significant?   Some Background Info & Links On Sunnis & Shi’ites https://www.avimelamed.com/2018/08/06/sunni-shiite-power-struggle/   What Is The Mullah Regime? On April 1, 1979, Iranians approved a new constitution creating a theocratic…

My interview with Calev Ben David on 124 News The Rundown | March 3, 2021

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East My interview with Calev Ben David on 124 News The Rundown earlier this evening. Saudi Arabia, the Biden Administration, the Alliance of Moderation, Iranian threats in Gulf and the Red Sea. Facebook Comments #wpdevar_comment_8 span,#wpdevar_comment_8 iframe{width:100% !important;}

Connecting the Dots | Special Briefing March 1, 2021

Avi Melamed ~ Inside The Middle East Special Briefing | March 1, 2021 Connecting the Dots | The Alliance of Moderation & Iranian Attack, US Attack Houthi Attack On Thursday, February 25th there was an explosion on an Israeli-owned commercial ship in the Gulf of Oman. Later that night – in the early hours of February 26th, United States forces…

Glimpses of the new Biden administration’s policy in the Middle East

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