The Strategic Importance of South Sudan

April 17, 2013



South Sudan is a topic of strategic significance that rarely receives the attention it deserves in the public discourse, both in Israel and the West. In this respect, this paper comprises at least a partial remedy in bringing this seldom-discussed issue up for wider discussion. View my latest publication at Tel Aviv University’s Yuval Ne’eman […]

Posted in: Monograph

Israel’s Action in Gaza Was A Carefully Calibrated Attack

November 15, 2012


Bye bye, Jabari

Cross posted from my original article published in the New York Times: The assassination of Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari will no doubt provoke international criticism of the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) targeted anti-terror campaign. It should first be noted that the IDF’s action was a mild response in light of the fact that Israeli civilians […]

Posted in: News

Predicting the Unpredictable: The ICT Counterterrorism Summit

September 15, 2012


Frog and Scorpion in the Middle East

Although there are several versions of the story, the famous Middle East parable about the frog and the scorpion goes something like this: a frog and a scorpion want to cross a river, but the scorpion cannot swim. He asks the frog to carry him on his back, to which the frog responds, “How can […]

Posted in: News

To Assassinate or Not to Assassinate?

June 28, 2012



Less than 24 hours ago, Hamas senior operative Kamal Ranaja was found assassinated in his home in the Syrian capital of Damascus. Hussein Murtada, director of Iran’s al-Alam TV station, says the armed group that eliminated Ranaja also burned his house so as not to leave traces after stealing documents from the scene. Hamas immediately […]

Posted in: News

Cyberwarfare Under Investigation: Stuxnet and Strategic Alliances

June 6, 2012



Considered the newest domain in modern warfare, cyberspace has now joined the ranks of traditional areas assessed by militaries all over the world. And this is exactly how cyberspace should be evaluated, since an effective terrorist attack against a nation’s power grid, for example, could result in massive loss of life, crippling damage to infrastructure, […]

Posted in: News

Profile: Who is Adam Yahiye Gadahn?

May 29, 2012



Houston, we have a problem. “Azzam the American”, otherwise known as Adam Yahiye Gadahn, born Adam Pearlman to a Jewish father and Catholic mother in Oregon, is the media darling of Al Qaeda who has threatened that “the streets of America will run red with blood.” With advanced terrorist training in the Middle East coupled with […]

Posted in: Profile

Hezbollah Bolsters Irregular Warfare Capabilities

May 17, 2012


Hezbollah Doesn't Play Nice

The beauty of irregular warfare is that while it employs indirect and asymmetric methods, it also utilizes a range of other advanced military capabilities that can erode the adversary’s power and influence, despite conventionally superior technologies and infrastructure. In effect, irregular warfare is most potent in a protracted struggle, abrading the resolve of the enemy […]

Posted in: News

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