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Palestinian Elections: Abbas’s Calculated Risk or Gamble?

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 world’s Palestinians – by late August. In…

Avi On The Lebanese Border

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Biden and the Middle East | Navigating Between Idealpolitik and Realpolitik

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 a delicate balancing act between realpolitik policy — one…

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

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

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 republic. And Iran’s official name became the…

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

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

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 attacked the Iman Ali Compound in eastern…

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

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Contextualizing US Attack on Imam Ali Compound Syria (Feb 26, 2021)

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30 Days into the Biden Administration | His Middle East Policy | Perspectives From The Region

One month into his term, what are people in the Middle East thinking about President Biden’s Middle East Policy?   Facebook Comments #wpdevar_comment_12 span,#wpdevar_comment_12 iframe{width:100% !important;}

Iran & Al Qaeda

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Interview With Avi Melamed on Upcoming Palestinian Elections

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Palestinian Elections | My Interview on Kan

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced parliamentary and presidential elections- the first in 15 years-will take place later this year. Legislative elections on May 22 and a presidential vote on July 31. The Palestinians’ last parliamentary ballot in 2006 resulted in a surprise win by Hamas, widening an internal political rift that led to the group’s seizure of the Gaza Strip…

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My years of Intelligence positions throughout the Middle East have afforded me a unique understanding of the region. I would love to help you, your friends, colleagues, organization, firm, institution, etc. have a better understanding of this important and fascinating region!   If this interests you, contact me today to book your LIVE & INTERACTIVE online briefing at Avi@AviMelamed.com 1-202-239-8879…


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