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Iran’s demographic collapse

Marcus Roberts | 11 February 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: ageing population, declining fertility, Iran, Israel

From hawk to dove: the political career of Ariel Sharon

Asaf Siniver | 14 January 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: Israel, obituaries, Palestine
The former Israeli prime minister dies at 85 after decades as polarising presence.

Israel’s new strategic position

George Friedman | 04 December 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Iran, Israel, nuclear proliferation
Israel's only existential threat is a nuclear Iran -- but Iran's prospects for developing a nuclear weapon are still remote.

Israelis, Saudis and the Iranian Agreement

George Friedman | 27 November 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: balance of power, foreign policy, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia
The US is not abandoning its allies, but it wants them to be more self-reliant in a time of diminishing resources.

Israeli demography numbers: not what you’d expect!

Marcus Roberts | 13 August 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: fertility rates, Israel, population increase
Israel's Jewish population is becoming more fertile than its Arab population.

“The Gatekeepers”

Ronan Wright | 27 May 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: film reviews, Israel, Middle East, organ donation, Palestine, torture
Two documentary films about relations between the Palestinians and the Israelis show the moral complexities brought about by the conflict.

A new reality in relations between US and Israel

George Friedman | 20 March 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: foreign policy, Israel, Stratfor, USA
It's like a marriage that continues out of habit but whose foundation has withered. Can Obama's visit repair it?

For Gaza, is it really now or never?

Peter Smith | 30 November 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestine
Peace will be impossible for a generation if we do nothing to improve life for people in Gaza, even if that means working with Hamas.

Thank You, Everyone!

Marcus Roberts | 23 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Israel, Middle East
More baby news and a little story on demography.

War and Bluff: Iran, Israel and the US

George Friedman | 12 September 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: foreign policy, Iran, Israel
Bellicose speeches and sabre-rattling do not add up to an existential threat.

Israel’s strategic crisis

George Friedman | 15 August 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: foreign policy, Israel
Israel's ability to influence events on its borders was never great, but now they are now completely beyond its control.

Putin pulls strings in Middle East

George Friedman | 27 June 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: foreign policy, Israel, Russia, Vladimir Putin
A state visit to Israel is an opportunity for Russia to strengthen its ties with the major regional players.

Israel’s new strategic environment

George Friedman | 04 April 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: foreign policy, Israel, Stratfor
Israel is becoming more dependent on outside powers, thus decreasing its freedom of manoeuvre.

America, Israel, Iran: a dangerous moment

Paul Rogers | 09 January 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: Iran, Israel, Middle East
The tensions between Washington and Tehran are being further fuelled by naval exercises and discussion of strikes on Iran's nuclear facilities.

The geopolitics of Israel: biblical and modern

George Friedman | 16 May 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: Israel, Stratfor
Israel faces the same existential challenges as it has in its two previous eras as a nation, many centuries ago.

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