Iran-Saudi talks progress

Direct discussions to mend deep divisions between regional rivals Tehran and Riyadh are advancing. By Erin Viner This, according to Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian at a press conference in…

Kurds: US to remain in Syria

Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) Executive Committee President Ilham Ahmed said the US has made a clear commitment to the Kurds that it will stay on in Syria in order to…

Erdoğan: Turkey, US ties ‘unhealthy’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said there is discord in Ankara’s relations with Washington and that the United States needs to resolve issues over his nation’s purchase of Russian S-400…

US ready to counter al Qaeda return

United States Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has vowed that the US is prepared to prevent an al-Qaeda resurgence in Afghanistan that would threaten the United States. By Erin Viner On…

What’s Next, After the Withdrawal from Afghanistan?

The Middle East is doomed to remain difficult, brutal, violent, repressive, and culturally Islamist. Regional powers, including Israel, must come together, to guarantee stability. By Major General (res.) Yaakov Amidror…

The Implications of the Fall of Kabul

The region, and Israel, need the ASEAN model of cooperation. By Colonel (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman, Vice President of the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security (JISS). In the wake of…

Taliban: possible ties to all nations but Israel

Shortly after declaring a provisional government in Afghanistan, the Islamist Taliban announced willingness to establish ties with all countries with one notable exception: the State of Israel. By Erin Viner…

Boots, Boats, Bombs & Bases

  IDF’s Identity Crisis - and Increased Value By Amir Oren Two unprecednted events involving the Israel Defense Forces took place this week, seemingly unrelated, yet so contrasting as to…

Take Care, Caretaker

Beyond Bennett-Biden Bond By Amir Oren Biblical Bilhah was one of the Abraham dynasty series of surrogate mothers, bearing two of Jacob’s children instead of his second wife, Rachel. In…