The Middle East and the ‘arms market

With a substantial demand of military hardware, the conflict-ridden Middle East has become one of the most significant regions in the world’s arms market. Guests: 1. Dr. Ely Karmon, Senior researcher – The Institute for Counter Terrorism, IDC Herzliyah 2. Dr. Nir Boms – Research fellow, The Moshe Dayan center at Tel Aviv University Analyst: Amir Oren

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Jerusalem Studio: “Growing tensions amid Iranian violations”

On the 10th of February, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged his country’s elite to unite in the face of threats by Washington, since the new US Administration, under President Donald Trump, increasingly demonstrates a new, and tougher range of options to be used against the Islamic Republic, pertaining to Tehran’s ongoing violations.

To discuss the growing tension between the two countries and the implications on the Middle East, I’m join here in the studio by:

Guests:

Dr. Nir Boms, Research Fellow, Moshe Dayan Center – Tel Aviv University
Dr. Ephraim Kam, Senior Researcher – INSS
Analyst: Mr. Amir Oren

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Jerusalem Studio “US presidential elections and its implications on Israel and the Middle East”

Following Donald Trump’s land-slide victory in the Presidential election, questions arise as to his intensions pertaining to the Middle East and Israel. An Israeli document defined Trump’s perception of this chaotic region as a “bad investment”, yet a reality in which Washington turns its back on the Middle East could bring about dangerous consequences.
Guests:

1. Mr. Owen Alterman, Foreign Affairs Correspondent – i24 news.
2. Dr. Nir Boms, Research Fellow – Moshe Dayan Center – Tel Aviv University
Analyst:

Mr. Amir Oren

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The End of Innocence

By Nir Boms

The Obama administration should learn the lessons of Bill Clinton’s experience in the Middle East, as expounded in Martin Indyk’s new book.

Innocent or not?  Indyk’s lessons to a new American Administration

Thoughts about Martin Indyk’s new book,  Innocent Abroad: An Intimate Account of American Peace Diplomacy in the Middle East ( Simon & Schuster. 494 pp)

Peace in the Middle East appears to be advancing, at least in popularity. The past few years have seen a flurry of published personal accounts on the troubled Middle East and with the long and winding road for peace and stability in the region.  The headlines of most of them gives an unfortunate  good indication to our current state of affairs:  Dennis Ross, Middle East envoy under President Clinton, wrote about the “Missing Peace;” Charles Enderlin, Israel’s correspondent for French II television,  wrote about “Shattered Dreams: The Failure of the Peace Process in the Middle East .” Aaron David Miller, an advisor to six Secretaries of State and a current peace activists wrote about ” The Much Too Promised Land; and Daniel C. Kurtzer, US former Ambassador to Israel and another future key player in the Obama team titled his account “Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace.” This list of former negotiators and experts is now joined by Indyk’s account, “Innocent Abroad”

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