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Dr. Raphael G. Bouchnik-Chen is a retired colonel who served as a senior analyst in IDF Military Intelligence.

ARTICLES BY: Raphael G. Bouchnik-Chen

February 8, 2023 12:19 pm

Israeli Diplomacy Must Improve to Counter Palestinian Misinformation

The State of Israel has suffered several recent propaganda defeats that continue to reverberate in the international arena. They concern targeted counter-terrorism operations at the...

August 17, 2021 11:57 am

Do Lapid and Bennett See Eye-to-Eye on Foreign Policy?

Foreign policy is a cardinal component of a country’s strategic posture, in that it intertwines foreign affairs with national security. As such, policy guidelines on...

August 10, 2021 11:25 am

Hezbollah Is an Iranian Strategic Tool

Hezbollah’s rocket and missile arsenal in Lebanon has long been classified as a threat of strategic significance to Israel. Moreover, Hezbollah’s extensive precision guidance project...

May 25, 2021 11:54 am

The Systemic Failure of Israeli Public Diplomacy

The recent military campaign in the Gaza Strip was the primary action taken by the State of Israel in the face of rocket terrorism by...

March 14, 2021 7:21 am

Warning Signs Out of the ‘Anyone but Bibi’ Camp

JNS.org - The complexity of the Israeli political system in general, and the lack of a clear outcome in the three most recent rounds of...

February 15, 2021 1:43 pm

In Israel and Elsewhere, Fighting COVID-19 vs. Upholding Civil Rights

In the modern world, pandemic conditions essentially change the laws of nature. The direst scenario is a loss of control over the spread of morbidity....

February 14, 2021 4:58 am

Fighting COVID-19 vs. Upholding Civil Rights

In the modern world, pandemic conditions essentially change the laws of nature. The direst scenario is a loss of control over the spread of morbidity....

December 23, 2020 5:28 am

The Emerging US Standpoint on Moderate Arab States

Joe Biden’s entry into the White House on January 20, 2021 is raising severe anxiety among leaders in Sunni Arab countries classified as moderate. Their...

November 2, 2020 8:11 am

France’s Showdown With the Islamic World

JNS.org - French President Emmanuel Macron gave a momentous speech on Oct. 2 in defense of secularism. In the address, he unveiled a plan to...

August 11, 2020 5:21 am

The Negative Repercussions of the IDF’s Flight From South Lebanon in May 2000

The IDF’s departure from Lebanon after 18 bloody years was the fulfillment of a campaign promise by then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak. Whatever the virtues of...

July 7, 2020 5:33 am

Should Israel Have Adopted the Name ‘Palestine’?

The never-ending Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the world’s most intractable and explosive disputes, causing heightened emotion and bloodshed in the Middle East and around...

May 14, 2020 7:43 am

The Jordan Valley Annexation Dilemma: A Realistic Approach

Article 29 of the national unity government agreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White coalition, agreed to on...

April 12, 2020 6:45 am

Opportunity From Crisis: The Case of Iran

JNS.org - It’s too early to say that the coronavirus pandemic is out of control, but several countries critically hit by the virus are desperately...

February 18, 2020 7:50 am

The Trump Administration Bungles the ‘Triangle Communities’ in the ‘Deal of the Century’

The “Peace to Prosperity” document, published by the White House on January 28, 2020, contains a suggestion for an area it calls the “Triangle Communities”: The...


Iran Says Ukraine President Drone Criticism a Bid to Secure More Western Ar...

Tehran on Saturday accused Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky of anti-Iranian propaganda in his call for Iran to halt the supply...


Anti-Overhaul Protests Held Across Israel for 21st Week

i24 News - Israelis opposed to the planned judicial overhaul by the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to the streets for the twenty first week on Saturday. Protesters marched...

Middle East

At Least Three Killed in Clash on Iran-Afghan Border

Two Iranian border guards and one Taliban fighter were killed after shooting broke out near a border post between Iran and Afghanistan, a Taliban spokesman and Iran's state media said...


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