Avi Melamed

Avi Melamed is an expert on current affairs in the Arab & Muslim World and their impact on Israel & the Middle East. A former Israeli Intelligence Official & Senior Official on Arab Affairs, Fluent in Arabic, English, and Hebrew, he has held high-risk Government, Senior Advisory, Intelligence & Counter-Terrorist intelligence positions in Arab cities & communities - often in very sensitive times - on behalf of Israeli Government agencies. He is the Founder & CEO of Inside the Middle East | Intelligence Perspectives - an apolitical non-partisan curriculum using intelligence methodology to examine the Middle East. As an Author, Educator, Expert, and Strategic Intelligence Analyst, Avi provides Intelligence Analysis, Briefings, and Geopolitical Tours to diplomats, Israeli and foreign policymakers, global media outlets, and a wide variety of international businesses, organizations, and private clients on a range of Israel and Middle East Affairs.

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Poland Summit Strives for Stability in the Middle East

Poland Summit Strives for Stability in the Middle East (as published in The Atlantic Council Iran Source) The Trump administration accurately identified the Iranian threat and has, on some significant issues, acted accordingly—including the US withdrawal from...

Increasing Probability for Large-Scale Collision Between Israel & Iranian Proxies in 2019

Increasing Probability for Large-Scale Collision Between Israel & Iranian Proxies in Syria | 2019 INFORMATION: Another significant direct Israeli-Iranian military collision took place in Syria on January 20th and 21st, 2019. On January 20th the Israeli Air Force carried out an attack in the area...

Transition of Power Within Hezbollah?

Transition of Power Within Hezbollah? Information Since early December 2018 until the date of this Intelligence Bulletin, Lebanese Hezbollah leader, Hassan Nasrallah has not appeared in public, nor has he delivered any visual or audio messages. Reportedly,...

Iran Can’t Fulfill Its Hopes of a Shia Corridor Without Iraq

Below please see my article Iran Can’t Fulfill Its Hopes of a Shia Corridor Without Iraq, published by The Atlantic Council  Atlantic Council ~ Iran Source | Understanding and Analyzing a Multifaceted Iran on October 12,...

Contextualizing Israel’s Nation State Law ~ New ADDITION to my Fall Lecture Tour

Contextualizing Israel’s Nation State Law ~ New ADDITION to my Fall Lecture Tour . Given recent developments, I have decided to add a new lecture to my upcoming lecture tour to the US ~ November 5 to December 9,...

Post-Election Iraq: A Spinning Whirlpool

Post-Election Iraq: A Spinning Whirlpool by Avi Melamed. The May 2018 general elections in Iraq primarily centered on three issues: Fighting rampant corruption of government agencies; Rehabilitating Iraq, estimated at 100 billion USD; Preserving the political...

Information on Fall 2018 North American Lecture Tour – The Middle East 2019 ~ Approaching A Watershed

Information on Fall 2018 North American Lecture Tour – The Middle East 2019 ~ Approaching A Watershed 2019 will mark a critical milestone in one of the most significant geostrategic developments in the Middle East. And...

Will Iran Deepen its Intervention in Iraq?

Will Iran Deepen its Intervention in Iraq? Information: Since the Mullah regime seized power in Iran in 1979, their goal has been to “Export the Islamic Revolution.” The goal of which is for Iran to become the...

ITME – Experiential & Empowering

ITME – Experiential & Empowering The Middle East Is Complicated: ITME “The Essence of Experiential Learning – Empowering Participants to Find Answers” by Ben Pontz  ’20 | ITME 5  As I peered out of Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv,...

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Escalation in the Arab (Persian) Gulf: Observations, Evaluation, Prediction

Escalation in the Arab (Persian) Gulf: Observations, Evaluation, Prediction The attacks in the Arab (Persian) Gulf and Saudi Arabia on May 13 and 14 have...

以巴衝突擴大關鍵在伊朗 德黑蘭「內憂外患」顧忌參戰有四大原因 【以巴衝突擴大關鍵在伊朗 德黑蘭「內憂外患」顧忌參戰有四大原因】 出處:信傳媒 | CM XIN MEDIA TAIWAN

Avi Melamed insights quoted in the article by 洪培英 for CM XIN MEDIA “以巴衝突擴大關鍵在伊朗 德黑蘭「內憂外患」顧忌參戰有四大原因 【以巴衝突擴大關鍵在伊朗 德黑蘭「內憂外患」顧忌參戰有四大原因】 出處:信傳媒”

Palestinian Elections: Abbas’s Calculated Risk or Gamble? | JERUSALEM POST

Palestinian Elections : Abbas ’s Calculated Risk or Gamble? | The original article was published in the Jerusalem Post. In January, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed a presidential...

After Abbas Palestinian Unification Or Into The Lion’s Den? | MOMENT MAG

Avi Melamed quoted in the article by Noah Phillips as originally published in “The Moment Mag"," After Abbas Palestinian Unification or Into the Lion’s...

Talkline With Zev Brenner | Getting back on track with the Palestinians

45 min interview of Avi Melamed by Zev Brenner for the Talkline Podcast | December 2022 The latest interview of Avi Melamed on the Podcast...