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

      Alexei Navalny and Public Dissent in Russia
      Feb11

      Alexei Navalny and Public Dissent in Russia

      Alexei Navalny, image via Wikimedia CommonsBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,928, February 11, 2021 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The massive protests staged in Russia by supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny pose a serious threat to the country’s political elite. The Kremlin has a problem on its hands no matter what it does. Whether...

      The ICC’s Decision to Investigate Israel Is Baseless but Dangerous
      Feb09

      The ICC’s Decision to Investigate Israel Is Baseless but Dangerous

      Fatou Bensouda, photo via website of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in the HagueBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,926, February 9, 2021 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The decision of the International Criminal Court to investigate alleged war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem is...

      Joe Biden’s Engagement in Belarus
      Feb05

      Joe Biden’s Engagement in Belarus

      Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, July 2020, image via Wikimedia CommonsBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,918, February 5, 2021 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Unlike his predecessor Donald Trump, President Joe Biden is taking an active interest in Belarus, a small country on the periphery of Russia, and suggesting a more hawkish policy toward Russia. It’s...

      The Dangers of Lifting Sanctions on the Islamic Regime of Iran
      Jan28

      The Dangers of Lifting Sanctions on the Islamic Regime of Iran

      President Joe Biden, image via White House websiteBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,907, January 28, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Now that President Biden has been installed in the White House, the Islamic regime in Iran is hopeful that US sanctions on the country will soon be lifted. Lifting the sanctions, however, would tighten the regime’s...

      The Dangers of Lifting Sanctions on the Islamic Regime of Iran
      Jan28

      The Dangers of Lifting Sanctions on the Islamic Regime of Iran

      President Joe Biden, image via White House websiteBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,907, January 28, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Now that President Biden has been installed in the White House, the Islamic regime in Iran is hopeful that US sanctions on the country will soon be lifted. Lifting the sanctions, however, would tighten the regime’s...

      Debating Yad Vashem
      Jan18

      Debating Yad Vashem

      Hall of Names, Yad Vashem, image via Yad VashemBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,891, January 18, 2021 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The recent attempt by PM Netanyahu to appoint former IDF general and cabinet minister Effi Eitam as chairman of the Yad Vashem Holocaust Remembrance Center has stirred a heated public debate about the Center’s...

      Biden and Russia: Pressure, But Not Too Much
      Dec28

      Biden and Russia: Pressure, But Not Too Much

      Joe Biden, photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia CommonsBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,858, December 28, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: As the world awaits Joe Biden’s inauguration as president of the US, Washington’s relations with China are under primary scrutiny. However, ties with Russia are no less important, as the two states have...

      The Consequences of Fakhrizadeh’s Killing
      Dec03

      The Consequences of Fakhrizadeh’s Killing

      The scene following assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, image via Wikimedia CommonsBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,837, December 3, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The killing of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, long-time mainstay of the Iranian military nuclear program, is a severe blow to that program and another massive intelligence failure by Iranian...

      Did Putin “Vote” for Biden?
      Nov20

      Did Putin “Vote” for Biden?

      Vladimir Putin, image by Russian Presidential Press and Information Office via WikipediaBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,826, November 20, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: After four years of supporting Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to curry favor with Joe Biden days before the US presidential election. He did this despite...

      Russia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Genuine Threat or Misconception?
      Nov04

      Russia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Genuine Threat or Misconception?

      Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict, map via WikipediaBESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,798, November 4, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: While government officials and others have alleged a strategy that involves Russian-sponsored security organizations in recent escalations in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, these claims are largely misconceptions. The...

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