Tuesday, October 26th | 20 Heshvan 5782


avatar Avi Melamed
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...


Hosting Emirati General, Israel Sees Airpower Cooperation

The chief of the United Arab Emirates Air Force visited Israel on Monday on what the host country described as a harbinger of cooperation in air power. The US allies normalized...

Middle East

Iran’s Enrichment to High Levels at Natanz Plant Is Expanding, IAEA S...

Iran is expanding its enrichment of uranium beyond the highly enriched threshold of 20% purity at a Natanz plant where...


This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.