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

| 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.


A Problem of Nuclear Proportions

No. 290

The proposed agreement with Iran is very bad. Even without using nuclear arms against Israel, a nuclear Iran will make the Middle East far more dangerous.


The Struggle over the Iranian Nuclear Program

No. 289
| February 26, 2015

It is incumbent on Israel to use all the diplomatic and political tools at its disposal to halt the signing of an accord with Iran that leaves Teheran with the capability to produce nuclear weapons.