Israel: Cutting Edge F-35 or Conventional Missiles?

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by Shemuel Meir All the right phrases were said regarding the first F-35 aircraft delivered to Israel (designated “Adir” by the IDF) in an almost operatic rollout ceremony (22 June 2016): A new chapter in Israel’s military might and deterrent… Continue Reading  

The Next Middle East Nuclear Challenge: Israel

Israel's Deputy Prime Minister Dan Meridor (L) talks with the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agencey (IAEA) Yukiya Amano during the first plenery session at the Nuclear Security Summit at the Washington Convention Center, April 13, 2010. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

by Peter Jenkins The nuclear agreement with Iran opens the way to forging a nuclear-weapon-free zone (NWFZ) in the Middle East. Until now a Middle East NWFZ has had the hallmarks of a hopeless cause. It’s been all too easy… Continue Reading  

Sorry, Folks, Nuclear Weapons Are Passé

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by Peter Jenkins Two lines of attack on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, finalized on Bastille Day this week, are that constraints on Iran expanding its uranium enrichment capacity will lapse after 10 years and that, in the meantime,… Continue Reading  

Whither the Proposed Middle East Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zone?

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by Shemuel Meir In late May, the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation (NPT) Review Conference (RevCon) concluded without the adoption of a proposed plan of action for a Middle East nuclear-weapons-free zone (NWFZ). Although sighs of relief could be heard across Israel,… Continue Reading