Israel: Cutting Edge F-35 or Conventional Missiles?

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  

Deconstructing Netanyahu’s Spin about the Paris Peace Summit

by Shemuel Meir It is difficult to ignore the unbridled joy that took over the Prime Minister’s Office as its spokespeople went out of their way to declare the Paris peace summit, which took place this past weekend, a failure.… Continue Reading  

Working Toward a Nuclear-Weapons-Free Mideast

by Shemuel Meir Earlier this month, I attended an international conference in Berlin which brought together diplomats, former military officers, academic researchers and think tank analysts from the Middle East and Europe. The conference took place within the framework of the… Continue Reading  

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

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