Wed, May 27, 2020

Twenty years after the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon, Hezbollah faces host of challenges

The Israeli troop withdrawal was a moment of victory for Hezbollah, but the group has also placed the party in a quandary for the first time, which it has had to wrestle with before a growing audience of critics.

MENASource by Nicholas Blanford

Israel Lebanon

Tue, May 26, 2020

A Biden presidency is bad news for Netanyahu, but not necessarily for Israel’s national security

The possibility of a Biden presidency might have a significant impact on Israel.

IranSource by Shemuel Meir

Iran Israel

Tue, May 19, 2020

Pompeo’s mystery tour to Israel

With much of global diplomacy relegated to video conferences these days due to the coronavirus pandemic, the timing of Pompeo's decision to traverse the Atlantic raised more than a few eyebrows.

MENASource by Shalom Lipner

Israel Middle East

Wed, May 13, 2020

Lipner quoted in Jewish Insider on Pompeo’s visit to Israel

In the News by Atlantic Council

Israel Politics & Diplomacy
Destroyed village in Lebanon

Wed, May 13, 2020

Counting the cost: Avoiding another war between Israel and Hezbollah

The Atlantic Council has released a new report, “Counting the Cost: Avoiding Another War between Israel and Hezbollah,” authored by Nicholas Blanford and Assaf Orion.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Nicholas Blanford and Assaf Orion

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, May 12, 2020

Lipner quoted in the Times of Israel on the appointment of the Israeli ambassador to the US and UN

In the News by Atlantic Council

Israel Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, May 8, 2020

Palestinians fight skepticism over whether they can stop annexation

Palestinians are scrambling to galvanize international opposition to Israel's annexation of some thirty percent of the West Bank while battling skepticism that they can do anything to stop it.

MENASource by Jonathan Ferziger

Israel Middle East

Fri, Apr 24, 2020

Israel-Gulf ties, boosted by COVID-19 research, may trip over annexation plans

For policymakers, the prospect of West Bank annexation posed by Israel’s incoming coalition government is a reminder of the delicacy of Mideast peacemaking.

MENASource by Jonathan H. Ferziger

Coronavirus Israel

Mon, Apr 20, 2020

At long last, Israel to form a government

Most Israelis want to avoid a fourth election. Most Israelis want to see an empowered government—not a caretaker regime—in place to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

New Atlanticist by Daniel J. Samet

Elections Israel

Thu, Apr 16, 2020

Lebanon and Israel: Blue line tensions

The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)—now beginning its forty-third year of “interim” service in southern Lebanon—recently intervened to defuse an armed standoff between Israeli and Lebanese soldiers along the “Blue Line:” The line of Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon demarcated by the United Nations in 2000. These confrontations occur periodically. Why?

MENASource by Frederic C. Hof

Israel Middle East


Wed, Jun 10, 2020

Four-month countdown to the expiration of the UN arms embargo on Iran

ONLINE EVENT - How will the world react? Whether the UN arms embargo on Iran expires or is extended will have major implications for the United States’ partners, competitors, and the region.