A New Middle East Requires a New Understanding.
November 13, 2017
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.
November 8, 2017
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…
October 3, 2017
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…
September 6, 2017
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…
September 5, 2017
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…
September 1, 2017
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
August 17, 2017
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…
August 9, 2017
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,…
August 9, 2017
What is Militant Sunni Islam?
Click Here For PDF of this post – “What Is Militant Sunni Islam?” What is Militant Sunni Islam? Contemporary Sunni militant Islam is rooted in the two main representatives of political Islam – the Muslim Brotherhood Movement and the ultra-conservative Salafi ideology. Since its early days, the Muslim Brotherhood had – in addition to its educational, social and…
August 9, 2017
What is Political Islam?
Click Here For PDF of this post – “What Is Political Islam?” What is Political Islam? The term “political Islam” refers to movements and parties in the Muslim world that have the following things in common: Their ultimate goal is to create a global Islamic cultural, political, and religious entity known as Khalafa / Caliphate in which no other…
August 4, 2017
PRAXIS – Practice Critical Thinking. Read Between the Lines. Apply Media Literacy. Exercise Interrogative Approach.
In my program Inside the Middle East: Intelligence Perspectives now going into its 5th year under the auspices of the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College, I emphasize to my students the importance of Critical Thinking, Media Literacy, and an Interrogative Approach. Today I came across a perfect example to illustrate the importance of both of those skills in an article…
July 23, 2017
Al Hazimi Ideology: Radicalization of Extremism
- Inside the Middle East
- Intelligence Bulletin
- Militant Islam
- Radical Islam
- Saudi Arabia
- The West and The Middle East
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…
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