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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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Syria’s Chemical Weapon Obfuscations

No. 305

The reluctance of the international community to act forcibly regarding undeclared Syrian chemical weapon capabilities is a very bad sign. It raises doubts about full implementation of intelligence-gathering operations and effective monitoring of the Iranian nuclear program.

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Improving Ties between India and Israel

No. 304
| August 6, 2015

Relations between Israel and India are improving. The planned visits to Israel of India’s president and prime minister reflect this change. These shifts in Indian foreign policy are related to changes in the domestic and international arenas.

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The Vienna Accord Only Postpones Confrontation with Iran

No. 303

The Vienna agreement has made the situation more complex and dangerous, not less so. The conflict that will ensue will take place in conditions far worse (from a Western perspective) than before the agreement, pitting the West (and/or Israel) against a much-stronger Iran.

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ההתפתחויות האפשריות בעקבות חתימת ההסכם עם איראן

No. 303

בהסכם שחתמו המעצמות עם איראן יש לכאורה הישג גדול, אך נראה שהטוענים כך מתעלמים ממכלול החולשות שבו. מדובר על הסכם שנחתם מתוך כוונה לדחות את הבעיה ולא על מנת לפתור אותה, תוך התעלמות מהעובדה שכאשר הבעיה תעלה שוב היא תהיה חמורה פי כמה ויהיה קשה עשרות מונים לטפל בה.

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What Israel Can Do Now

No. 302
| July 19, 2015

There are still actions Israel might take to protect itself from attack by Iranian nuclear weapons, including a limited Israeli strike on Iran.

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Six Strikes against the Nuclear Deal with Iran

No. 301
| July 15, 2015

There are (at least) six significant and immediate bad results from the agreement reached yesterday between the Western powers and Iran.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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