Perspectives Papers

Perspectives Papers provide analysis from BESA Center research associates and other outside experts on the most important issues pertaining to Israel and the Middle East.

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The Unrealistic European Peace Offensive

No. 300
| June 1, 2015

While partition of the Land of Israel between the Jews and the Arabs living in this small part of the world is desirable, the Palestinian national movement has proved to be the wrong partner to implement partition and is largely responsible for the failure of the two state solution. Conflict management is the only approach that has a chance to minimize suffering on both sides and achieve a modicum of stability in a stormy Middle East.


Converging Enemy Threats to Israel

No. 299
| May 28, 2015

Israeli strategic planners must beware the converging twin hazards of Iranian nuclear weapons and Palestinian statehood.


Col. Richard Kemp: The Amoral Revolution in Western Values, and its Impact on Israel

No. 298
| May 20, 2015

To fight for Israel on the international stage is also to fight for the values of democracy, freedom of speech and expression, and civilized social values everywhere.


Economic Implications of Iran Sanctions Relief

No. 297
| April 28, 2015

The lifting of sanctions on Iran will allow Teheran to increase its support for terrorist groups across the region, and bolster Iran’s political and military power.


Strategic Folly in the Framework Agreement with Iran

No. 296

The U.S. is capable of bringing Iran’s nuclear program to a halt – it simply is choosing not to do so.


Israel Joins New Asia Bank Opposed by US

No. 295
| April 16, 2015

The Israeli government’s decision to apply to the AIIB, is an expression of Israel’s strong interest in increasing its economic engagement in Asia.


The Middle East Turmoil and Israel’s Security

No. 294
| April 13, 2015

Despite an increasingly complex security environment in the region, there is still only one potential ‘game changer’ in the Middle East’s balance of power – the nuclearization of Iran.


There is No Better Deal with Iran

No. 293
| April 8, 2015

The steps suggested by Israel and other critics to improve the efficacy of the nuclear deal with Iran will have little effect. The deal is basically dangerous in nature, and needs to be rejected outright.


Resetting the Mideast Peace Process

No. 292
| March 22, 2015

Netanyahu should capitalize on his sweeping victory to reset the diplomatic table by outlining a pragmatic process that Israel can participate in, and to draw clear Israeli red lines as to acceptable contours of a solution


Security Challenges of the New Israeli Government

No. 291
| March 19, 2015

The new Likud-led government will be faced with a range of sharp security challenges.