CORE PROGRAMS

IRAN IN A NEW REALITY

Iran becoming a nuclear threshold state, coupled with a growing Iranian influence and a diminished American resolve to use military force in the region, poses an unprecedented strategic challenge to Israel and the region… Israel’s concepts and strategies of the past decades need revision and re-validation to provide a relevant, multi-dimensional strategic response integrating diplomacy, intelligence, covert capabilities, military and cyber operations and information efforts, alongside international leverage in the short – medium – and long-term.

"Israel should build its own option while seeking a ‘parallel agreement’ with the United States as a basis for future strategic moves"

Source: A special strategic analysis about an Israeli strategy against the variety of threats posed by Iran (May 2023)

NORMALIZATION AND REGIONAL INTEGRATION

The strategic achievement of the Abraham Accords exceeds the establishment of official relations between Israel and its neighbors. In fact, its consequences ripple far beyond the Middle East. Further deepening the Accords and adding new signatories will increase its impact. The main objectives: advancing normalization between Israel and Saudi Arabia and establishing a regional defense coalition which includes Israel, the US and their partners.

"The road from Jerusalem to Riyadh runs through Washington: A "major trilateral deal" that includes normalization between Saudi Arabia and Israel, is only plausible as part of a broader deal between Riyadh and Washington.”

Source: A special senior forum at the Harvard’s Belfer Center (April 2023)

CRITICAL & EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

The Critical & Emerging Technologies Program aims to bring the tech space into the national security discourse and bridge between the public and private sectors. It seeks to create thought leadership on emerging technologies – AI, Quantum, 5G-6G, Climatech among others – and their relation to Israel’s power. It assists in forming public policy around these strategic technologies and helps drive the Israeli tech ecosystem by strengthening its partnerships with its allies.

MIND Israel and IATI (Israel Advanced Technology Industries) launched the US-Israel Critical and Emerging Technologies Senior Forum. It aims to catalyze US-Israel private and public sector dialogue around Critical & Emerging Technologies to complement the bilateral tech alliance discourse between the US and Israeli governments, and anchor Israel’s position as a leading tech ally to the US.

“Initiatives for Private-to-Private dialogues on S&T should be encouraged, as they provide not only a complementary track to the governmental one, but also means for expediting it and, perhaps, bulletproofing it from political disturbances”.

Source: A special report for the Israeli government (June 2023)

PALESTINIANS AND THE REGION

The Palestinian arena is at the edge of a turbulent period as the Palestinian entity, split between Hamas and the PA (at the twilight of Mahmoud Abbas’ rule), faces growing governance and security challenges. At the same time, regional trends are reshaping and tightening relations between Israel and its neighbors, while the Palestinian arena is left behind. Changing this paradigm and utilizing the regional trends to elevate the Palestinians can be leveraged to increase stability, prosperity and upend the sliding towards a One-State reality.

"Just as the foundations of the current order upon which the Palestinian system is based are severely undermined, challenging Israel and its character as a Jewish and democratic state, it is an opportune time for a comprehensive economic plan (a Marshall Plan).”

Source: A special project on a potential "Marshall Plan" for the Palestinian Arena (Feb. 2023)

GREAT POWER COMPETITION

The post-Cold-War world’s order is challenged by climate change, revisionist and authoritative regimes, de-globalization forces, disruptive technology competition, and economic instability. Israel, as other democracies, must adapt its national security concepts to the emerging world order and its challenges, with eyes on the 2050 horizon.

"Netanyahu should still maintain productive economic ties with China, in a way that protects Israel’s national security concerns and unique characteristics, while creating better partnerships with U.S. friends in the West and in Asia - especially India, Japan, and South Korea.”

Source: A strategic document for the Israeli Cabinet ministers (March 2023).

Climate & Sustainability

Provide climate change analysis and its consequences across various arenas relevant to Israel’s national security and leverage it to anchor Israel’s leading role in regional and international arenas.

"Netanyahu should still maintain productive economic ties with China, in a way that protects Israel’s national security concerns and unique characteristics, while creating better partnerships with U.S. friends in the West and in Asia - especially India, Japan, and South Korea.”

From a strategic document for the Israeli Cabinet ministers (March 2023).

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Highlight the critical and emerging technologies’s role as a new significant element in Israel’s national security.

CORE PROGRAMS

"Netanyahu should still maintain productive economic ties with China, in a way that protects Israel’s national security concerns and unique characteristics, while creating better partnerships with U.S. friends in the West and in Asia - especially India, Japan, and South Korea.”

From a strategic document for the Israeli Cabinet ministers (March 2023).

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