Avi Melamed offers a unique and unparalleled grasp of the trends and changes impacting us all. Inside The Middle East Entering A New Era provides a comprehensive analysis of events, enabling a foundation for dialogue between people of all faiths and backgrounds.


Former member of the Federal National Council
Founder of the Strategists and the Crossroad of
Civilizations Museum, United Arab Emirates

Avi Melamed uses his intelligence expertise… to bring this new world into focus explaining what the “Abraham Accords” means when many Islamic countries are getting closer to peace and recognition with Israel.


Sudanese American Journalist

This book is a guide for those who want to truly understand…When you start reading it, it is very difficult to stop, every sentence in it is a spectacular piece of information that sheds light on things that were previously difficult for us to understand.


Head of Middle East News Division,
Makan Arabic Channel,
Israeli Broadcast Corporation

This book should be thoroughly studied by diplomats, national security advisors, think tanks, and everyone interested in keeping pace with the evolving dynamics of the most complicated region on Planet Earth.


Director of the Liberal
Democracy Institute, Egypt

New book by Avi Melamed, acclaimed intelligence & geopolitical analyst - Inside the middle east | Entering a new era | published in 2022

In this book, acclaimed Middle East expert Avi Melamed takes you on a fascinating, eye-opening journey through the Middle East’s geopolitical landscape. As the region enters the new era, individual players and regional alliances are engaged in an epic power struggle. Some Arab countries are walking the turbulent path towards a possible new model of statehood. Others are fighting for their sovereignty and survival. All of this, while Western hegemony in the Middle East is coming to an end. And the Eastern giants are on the rise.

Using primarily sources from the region, Avi provides a professional, rare insider’s view. He clearly and insightfully contextualizes regional events, skillfully helping the reader build a multidimensional picture of the Middle East today. He also challenges common Western concepts, narratives, and theories. And provides predictions about some of the most central issues of the day.

Avi Melamed is a former Israeli intelligence official and senior official on Arab Affairs. He served as the Salisbury Fellow of Intelligence & Middle East Affairs at the Eisenhower Institute, Washington DC. Avi is the Founder of Inside the Middle East | Intelligence Perspectives (ITME) – a distinct empowering educational program that provides an apolitical non-partisan education about the contemporary Middle East.

Fluent in Arabic, Hebrew, and English, Avi has held high-risk governmental positions. His years of field and operational experience, profound knowledge, and exceptional record of foreseeing the evolution and impact of events in the Middle East, have made him a sought-after speaker at global forums and policy-making centers, and an acclaimed commentator at media outlets.

Inside the Middle East | Entering a New Era is Avi’s third book in English about the region.