Peacebuilding & Advocacy 101 – Understanding Middle East Realities – Podcast

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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, in 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. Melamed is an author of three books entitled: Inside The Middle East: Entering A New Era (2022), Inside the Middle East: Making Sense of the Most Dangerous and Complicated Region on Earth (2016), and co-author of Separate and Unequal (1999).

Avi Melamed
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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A Third Intifada on the Rise?

Alma’s Ibrahim Abu Ahmad and intelligence analyst and Avi Melamed, founder of Inside The Middle East Intelligence Perspectives (ITME) discuss the developments in Sheikh...

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