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Section: Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (Israel)

    Russia’s Unlikely Withdrawal from Syria
    Nov07

    Russia’s Unlikely Withdrawal from Syria

    Russian soldier with PKM machine gun (Modernizirovanniy Pulemyot Kalashnikova), image via Wikimedia CommonsBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 636, November 7, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Moscow’s intervention in the Syrian civil war boosted the reputation of the Russian military, afforded it valuable training, and enhanced Moscow’s...

    The Puzzle of the North Korean ICBM
    Nov05

    The Puzzle of the North Korean ICBM

    Kim Jong-un with alleged miniaturized thermonuclear device, screen capture from YouTube video by Right WingBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 634, November 5, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Uncertainty remains about North Korea’s technological maturity and ability to launch nuclear warheads that could hit the US homeland, even after its recent...

    Between the Iranian Threat and the Palestinian State Threat
    Oct20

    Between the Iranian Threat and the Palestinian State Threat

    Making Palestine map, photo by AL Eyad via Flickr CC BESA Center Perspectives No. 621, October 20, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In his recent visit to Washington and speech to the UN, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu focused his diplomatic efforts on the Iranian threat. Meanwhile, as President Trump looks for a breakthrough on the Palestinian...

    The Militia Option in Syria
    Oct16

    The Militia Option in Syria

    Free Syrian Army rebels take up positions against Assad militias on the outskirts of Maraat al-Numan, Idlib, Syria, image via Syria Freedom House Flickr CCBESA Center Perspectives No. 616, October 16, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The war in Syria has focused attention on the role of militia forces. Although we may see the phenomenon as entirely...

    Ukraine Won’t Be Solved Any Time Soon
    Oct11

    Ukraine Won’t Be Solved Any Time Soon

    Russia-backed rebel guards his position near division line with Ukrainian army with anti-tank missile near Dokuchaevsk, eastern Ukraine, image by Mstyslav Chernov via Wikimedia CommonsBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 611, October 11, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The conflict in East Ukraine has reached a frozen phase in which neither side is making...

    Putin’s Next Presidential Term Will Be Different
    Oct01

    Putin’s Next Presidential Term Will Be Different

    Vladimir Putin meeting with students from Sirius Educational Centre, photo via Office of the President of RussiaBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 601, October 1, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Russia will hold its next presidential elections in March 2018, and current president Vladimir Putin has yet to announce his intention to run. Russians are...

    Erdoğan’s Turkey: A Step Closer to the Orient
    Aug20

    Erdoğan’s Turkey: A Step Closer to the Orient

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, photo via Office of the President of RussiaBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 564, August 20, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Despite Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s charisma as a politician, he has failed to promote stability in the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East due to his maximalist ideas. Erdoğan’s negligent...

    Russia Feels American Pressure
    Aug17

    Russia Feels American Pressure

    Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meet at G20 summit, photo via Office of the President of RussiaBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 561, August 16, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Russian-US relations have reached their lowest point since the end of the Cold War. President Donald Trump has signed a new package of anti-Russian sanctions into law and...

    Russian Strategic Logic
    Aug02

    Russian Strategic Logic

    Russian soldiers after the seizure of Perevalne military base, Crimea, 9 March 2014, Wikipedia CCBESA Center Perspectives No. 549, August 2, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Western observers are often astonished by Russian military decision-making, which defies the principle of waiting for full knowledge of the enemy before acting. The Russian approach...

    Another Attempt to Solve the Cyprus Problem Ends in Failure
    Jul12

    Another Attempt to Solve the Cyprus Problem Ends in Failure

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres (left) with Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades (center) and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci, photo by Jean Marc Ferre via UN image libraryBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 526, July 12, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Another round of talks attempting to solve the Cyprus problem has ended in resounding...

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