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  • An aerial view shows the Cave of the Patriarchs, a site sacred to Jews and Muslims, in the Palestinian city of Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, November 2, 2020, photo by Ilan Rosenberg/Reuters

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    Alternatives in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    The two-state solution has dominated efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for decades. But Israelis across the political spectrum prefer the status quo to the two-state solution, and Palestinians are interested in a variant that Israelis cannot accept. Is there a viable alternative?

    Feb 10, 2021

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan hit a gong at the fourth Israel-China Joint Committee on Innovation Cooperation meeting in Jerusalem, October 24, 2018, photo by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

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    Security Risks of China's Investments in Israel

    Chinese investments in Israeli high-tech companies and major infrastructure projects present distinct concerns for Israel and the United States. They could lead to leaks of sensitive technology and cyberespionage. And these risks could affect the U.S.-Israel relationship.

    Apr 7, 2020

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  • Commentary

    Commentary

    The Turkish Chimera

    The Turkish model—with its emphasis on secularism and democracy—has obvious appeal in a region burdened by corrupt, autocratic, incompetent, and inefficient governments. But Turkey's historical experience and political evolution differ in important ways from Arab countries', writes F. Stephen Larrabee.

    Mar 23, 2011

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    Journal Article

    Economic Conditions and the Quality of Suicide Terrorism

    This paper adds to the debate on the relation between economic conditions and terrorism bystudying the intensive rather than the extensive margin of terrorism.

    Oct 1, 2010

  • Report

    Report

    Military Capabilities for Hybrid War: Insights from the Israel Defense Forces in Lebanon and Gaza

    The experiences of the Israel Defense Forces against hybrid opponents -- Hezbollah and Hamas -- in the recent conflicts in Lebanon and Gaza will help the U.S. Army understand the capabilities that it and the joint force will require in the future.

    Mar 17, 2010

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Iran's Counter-Strike

    Iran's attempt to join the world's nuclear-weapons club is setting the stage for a military confrontation. Israel's view on the matter is clear—a nuclear-armed Iran is a threat to its existence. What will Iran do in the wake of an Israeli attack that Iran will almost certainly assume has U.S. support, asks David E. Johnson.

    Feb 25, 2010

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    Journal Article

    The Economic Cost of Harboring Terrorism

    The literature on conflict and terrorism has paid little attention to the economic costs of terrorism for the perpetrators.

    Jan 1, 2010

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    The Impact of Terrorism on the Defence Industry

    This paper analyses the impact of terrorism on Israeli companies related to the defence, security or antiterrorism industries, relative to its impact on other companies.

    Jan 1, 2010

  • Research Brief

    Research Brief

    Natural Gas and Israel's Energy Future: Planning Amid Deep Uncertainty

    Israel must control future electricity demand. It can build a secure energy infrastructure in which natural gas provides up to 40 percent of electric power generation but only by taking measures to limit supply disruptions.

    Dec 22, 2009

  • News Release

    News Release

    Study Funded by Nazarian Family Foundation Analyzes Risks, Benefits to Israel of Increasing Reliance on Natural Gas

    Israel can make natural gas usage a bigger part of its energy portfolio without jeopardizing its security, but even more importantly, the nation needs to make conservation measures a priority in its future energy plans.

    Dec 20, 2009

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    Natural Gas and Israel's Energy Future

    Israel can make natural gas usage a bigger part of its energy portfolio without jeopardizing its security, but even more importantly, the nation needs to make conservation measures a priority in its future energy plans.

    Dec 15, 2009

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    Report

    Preparing and Training for the Full Spectrum of Military Challenges

    The U.S. military training system is the envy of many countries around the world, but the militaries of China, France, the UK, India, and Israel can help the U.S. identify different approaches to readiness, adaptability, and operational issues.

    Dec 14, 2009

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    Report

    Natural Gas and Israel's Energy Future: A Strategic Analysis Under Conditions of Deep Uncertainty

    Israel must employ strategic alternatives to make the best use of domestic and imported natural gas. This report explores natural gas-utilization and supply-infrastructure strategies in the face of uncertainty.

    Dec 10, 2009

  • Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel,Abdel Fatah Saeed Al Sisy,Egypt

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    The Day After... in Jerusalem: A Strategic Planning Exercise on the Path to Middle East Peace

    Starting in 2008, the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy conducted a series of exercises to help the new U.S. administration address the challenges of the Arab-Israeli conflict (and of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in particular) as a key component of the broader effort to secure stability in the Middle East.

    Oct 30, 2009

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    Report

    Implications for U.S. of the Saudi-Iranian Struggle for Influence in the Middle East

    Saudi Arabia and Iran have long been rivals in the Middle East, but the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003 and the ongoing war in Iraq have increased tensions between the two states. This study analyzes the Saudi-Iranian struggle for influence in Iraq, the Persian Gulf, Lebanon and Palestine and its implications for U.S. interests.

    Mar 3, 2009

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    What the Israeli Right Owes to Hamas

    Israel's election is likely a setback for U.S. President Barack Obama's peacemaking agenda and certainly spotlights the shortcomings of the Israeli electoral system, which desperately needs reform. Yet it does broadly reflect the prevailing sentiment among the Israeli public, writes Claude Berrebi.

    Feb 13, 2009

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Defeating Hamas Will Not Defeat Iran

    In the absence of clarity of what Israel hopes to leave behind in Gaza, some observers speculate that the offensive against Hamas has a second target: Iran.... Although Hamas surely benefits from Iranian support, Iran's regional position has little to do with Hamas, writes Dalia Dassa Kaye.

    Jan 14, 2009

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Hezbollah's Armory Up for Debate

    Hezbollah's recent flexing of its muscles in Lebanon may well lead to an unintended effect: the long-overdue disarming of the militant group, write Theodore W. Karasik and Ghassan Schbley.

    Jun 12, 2008

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    The Time is Right to Bring Hezbollah to Negotiating Table

    The U.S. should capitalize on current Lebanese anti-Hezbollah sentiment and push Israel to address Hezbollah's “four bleeding wounds” in order to advance global diplomatic pressure on the group to disarm.

    Jun 6, 2008

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Ready for Another Mideast War?

    The Bush administration has acknowledged that Israel attacked Syria last week, but has not given any indication that the United States sought to prevent it, or discourage a repetition, writes James Dobbins.

    Sep 20, 2007

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    How Does Terrorism Risk Vary Across Space and Time? An Analysis Based on the Israeli Experience

    The authors study the spatial and temporal determinants of terrorism risk in Israel, using a geocoded database of Israeli terrorist attacks from 1949 to 2004.

    Jan 1, 2007

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    U.S. Mideast Setbacks

    Published commentary by RAND staff: U.S. Mideast Setbacks, in United Press International.

    Sep 2, 2006