No resolution as world powers extend nuclear talks with Iran

Posted on | July 22, 2014 | No Comments

Karoline Henriques

More time awarded for Iran nuclear deal.

More time awarded for Iran nuclear deal.

On Saturday July 19, 2014 the P5+1 group and Iran announced that they have added four months to the time frame in which to reach an agreement regarding Tehran’s nuclear program. In November last year, representatives from the US, UK, China, Russia, France, Germany and Iran decided on an interim agreement, meant to structure the process of reaching a final solution that would assure the world that Iran is not clandestinely constructing nuclear weapons. Once such an assurance was obtained, Iran would in return receive relief from the financial sanctions it currently suffers as a result of violating several UN Security Council resolutions. The interim agreement went into effect in January this year.

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EU Warns Israel’s West Bank Businesses

Posted on | July 9, 2014 | No Comments

Karoline Henriques

EU implements more stringent policies regarding the West Bank.

EU implements more stringent policies regarding the West Bank.

A major focus nationally and internationally is currently on the deteriorating security situation in South and Central Israel. Barrages of rockets have been striking dozens of communities and cities, and on July 7 the Security Cabinet authorized the IDF to initiate an expanded retaliation operation aimed at restoring the calm between Israel and Hamas-controlled Gaza, known as Operation Protective Edge. Therefore little attention was given to the news last week that 12 EU-member states issued guidelines warning citizens and investors not to engage in any kind of economic activity, business or investment, in settlements or entities associated with settlements.

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This Week in Defense and Security by WIIS Israel

Posted on | July 1, 2014 | No Comments

Welcome to the sixth edition of WIIS Israel’s new weekly update on major developments in defense, security, international relations, industry, R&D and trends in related fields.

Week of June 22 – 30, 2014

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Obama Administration Deepens U.S. Role in Syria and Iraq

The Obama administration ended the week deeply immersed in stemming crises in Iraq and Syria as it launched a new strategy that American and Arab officials acknowledge could be risky for the U.S. and its closest Mideast allies.

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Global push to increase women’s participation in peace talks

Posted on | June 30, 2014 | No Comments

Karoline Henriques

Jacqueline O'Neill of Inclusive Security testified at a Senate Committee meeting on Women's Issues. From www.inclusivesecurity.org.

Jacqueline O’Neill of Inclusive Security testified at a Senate Committee meeting on Women’s Issues. From www.inclusivesecurity.org.

 

This June several events have focused on increasing women’s participation in decision making concerning peace and security, as well as calling attention to the consequences of their absence around the table where political realities are shaped. The UN’s resolution 1325 from 2000 can be seen as the conceptual framework tying together these efforts to enact the letter and spirit of the UN text. The Resolution stresses “the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and in peace-building, and stressing the importance of their equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security, and the need to increase their role in decision-making with regard to conflict prevention and resolution.”

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This Week in Defense and Security by WIIS Israel

Posted on | June 24, 2014 | No Comments

Welcome to the fifth edition of WIIS Israel’s new weekly update on major developments in defense, security, international relations, industry, R&D and trends in related fields.

Week of June 15 – 22, 2014

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Uncertainty as US-Iran Nuclear Deal Deadline Approaches

With less than a month left before a temporary six-month deal designed to allow nuclear talks between Iran and the US expires, US officials are scrambling to get an agreement done as Congress continues to inject itself into the conversation.

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Kidnappings: What do they mean and how should Israel react?

Posted on | June 22, 2014 | No Comments

Steven Aiello

kidnapped-teens

Over the last week, one story has dominated Israeli news- both what has unfolded and what has been covered. On top of all of the rescue efforts for the three kidnapped Israeli teenagers, accusations have been thrown about and assumptions made, with little evidence or support. As usual, objective analysis of the relevant actors shows the situation to be more nuanced than the message of: “Palestinian leadership condones kidnapping; this is another sign that they aren’t serious partners for peace” disseminated by the Prime Minister’s Office and myriad pro-Israel organizations and individuals.

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This Week in Defense and Security by WIIS Israel

Posted on | June 17, 2014 | No Comments

What a busy week in the world of defense and security! Welcome to the fourth edition of WIIS Israel’s new weekly update on major developments in defense, security, international relations, industry, R&D and trends in related fields.

Week of June 8 – 15, 2014

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U.S. again urges NATO allies to boost defense spending

U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Wednesday once again urged NATO members to increase their spending on defense in the light of the Ukrainian crisis.

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This Week in Defense and Security by WIIS Israel

Posted on | June 8, 2014 | No Comments

Welcome to the third edition of WIIS Israel’s new weekly update on major developments in defense, security, international relations, industry, R&D and trends in related fields.

Week of June 1 – 8, 2014

Americas

US

US Deploying B-52s to Europe

The US Air Force plans to temporarily deploy heavy bombers capable of delivering nuclear weapons to Europe one day after President Obama announced he would increase the US military presence in the region.

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The New Palestinian Unity Government and the Peace Process

Posted on | June 5, 2014 | No Comments

Karoline Henriques

Palestinian-Authority-flag

The peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority come to a halt at the end of April as the deadline set by US Secretary of State John Kerry came and went and no tangible progress was made. It remains unclear what US policy on the conflict will be moving forward.

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This Week in Defense and Security by WIIS Israel

Posted on | June 1, 2014 | No Comments

Welcome to the second edition of WIIS Israel’s new weekly update on major developments in defense, security, international relations, industry, R&D and trends in related fields.

Week of May 25 – June 1, 2014

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U.S.-Saudi relations still strained by Syria

The worst rupture in 40 years in U.S.-Saudi relations has been eased — but not healed — by a series of measures aimed at restoring damaged trust.

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