The Middle East is constantly changing, but the single stable constant in the region is its complexity. This is true not just of the region as a whole, but also of the countries within it. Changes within countries, the way a country responds to changes around it, and the interaction between these country-specific changes, create regional change.» Read more
So much has happened in this remarkable year of 2020, but it is only two-thirds complete. Given the current frenetic pace of events, that seems to be speeding up all the time, the coming months can be expected to demand constant and full attention, in the Middle East and around the world.» Read more
Monday, July 20, 2020, was a red-letter day in the history of the Israeli economy. In the narrower context of the Israeli energy sector, it was the most important day since the initial discovery of offshore gas in the late 1990s.» Read more
11th June 2020 After discussing the question of “Where are we now?” in the previous newsletter, this issue moves on to the second question, namely “Whence?” or, more colloquially, “How did we get here?” The question has many facets, which this newspaper defines as B] Domestic Politics, where it translates into “how did we arrive at such a weird coalition […]» Read more
28th May 2020 This issue is tasked with picking up many threads after long disruption. Although we have been in contact via various virtual channels and will continue to be, only now has it become possible to write a coherent analysis addressing the three cardinal questions raised in the headline: Where are we now? This question relates to every sphere […]» Read more
28, Feburary 2020
On Monday, March 2, Israel will hold its third general election within the last twelve months – because in both previous ones, held in April and September 2019 – no party leader was able to win the support of 61 out of the 120 Members of the Knesset (MKs).