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Avi Melamed is an Intelligence Analyst and an Expert on Current Affairs in the Arab and Muslim World. He is a former Israeli Senior Official on Arab Affairs and Intelligence Official. He is the Founder and President of Inside the Middle East: Intelligence Perspectives, which is designed to ensure that the next generation of leaders will apply methods of critical thinking regarding Middle East Affairs. His next book, Inside the Middle East: Entering A New Era, is scheduled to be published in the Spring of 2021.

ARTICLES BY: Avi Melamed

July 22, 2021 11:57 am

Is Lebanon on the Verge of a Military Coup?

A combination of sectarian politics, ethnic divide, animosity, and corruption has brought Lebanon -- the country once called the "Paris of the Middle East" --...

March 10, 2021 12:58 pm

Biden and the Middle East: Navigating Between Idealpolitik and Realpolitik

Western foreign policy is often a delicate balancing act between realpolitik policy — one that is based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations;...

February 11, 2019 9:52 am

Lebanon: The Gangland State

General elections were held in Lebanon in May 2018. Why did it take until January 31st, 2019 to finally assemble a government? One of the major...

April 18, 2018 8:10 am

The Politics Behind the Palestinian March of Return

On March 30, 2018, the Palestinians kicked-off the "March of Return" campaign, a series of protests and demonstrations centered in the Gaza Strip and, to...

January 25, 2018 3:22 pm

Protests in Iran: The Mullah Regime’s Autumn

Public protests that began in the Iranian city of Mashhad on December 28, 2017, ignited a wave of mass demonstrations in dozens of cities across the...


$15 Million Gift to Help US Holocaust Museum Digitize and Expand Collections - The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, has received...

The Netherlands Searches Art Collection for Nazi-Looted Works in Government Buildings, Museums

The Netherlands is probing whether there are any Nazi-looted artworks from...

Israeli Athlete Earns Historic Win at European Climbing Tournament  

Geva Levin became the first Israeli athlete to medal at the International Federation...


Prospects for Reviving Iran Nuclear Deal ‘Tenuous’ at Best: US

The chances of reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are shaky at best and Washington is ready to tighten sanctions on Tehran and respond to "any Iranian escalation" with Israel...


Israel Authorizes Transfer of $220.6 Million to Arab Sector - Israel’s government on Tuesday authorized the transfer of 740 million shekels ($220.6 million) to the country’s Arab regional authorities, according to Israeli media reports. The move comes two weeks...

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Palestinian Teen Killed in Confrontation With Israeli Forces at Joseph’s... - A 16-year-old Palestinian was killed by Israeli forces on Tuesday night during a violent riot at Joseph’s Tomb...

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