Israel Defense Forces

Chemical Weapons in Syria, Iraq and Beyond: Assessment and Implications

| December 12, 2016

Chemical weapons (CW) continue to be employed frequently in Syria and Iraq. While the scale of attacks has been relatively minor so far, the possibility remains that the Islamic State (IS) might attempt a high-impact WMD attack. Hezbollah, too, which is present in both Syria and Lebanon, might wish to be – or indeed, already may be – equipped with CW

Separation is not the Answer

| September 29, 2016

Contrary to the accepted wisdom regarding the effectiveness of barriers, there is no substitute for troops on the ground and for civilian settlements that anchor a dominant presence. Israel needs a flexible, dynamic form of security in full friction with the resident populations.

The Middle East Turmoil and Israel’s Security

| 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.

Security Challenges of the New Israeli Government

| March 19, 2015

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