​The Institute's policy agenda consists of two main pillars – Israel's national security and national resilience.


Israel's National Security

The Institute's policy analysis and deliberations on Israel's national security assesses key processes shaping the Middle East and the global arena and identifies strategic opportunities to mitigate and offset critical threats and risks, including: 

  • The principal threat posed by Iran and its radical axis.
  • The new era in Israel's strategic relationships with the United States and the Arab-Sunni bloc: Strategic opportunities and challenges.
  • Russia as a dominant power in the Middle East: Challenges and opportunities for Israel.
  • The Israeli-Palestinian Relationship: Conflict, cooperation, and the Peace Process.
  • Reviewing & updating Israel's National Security Doctrine.
  • The role and strategies of global power – China, India, EU, NATO – in the Middle East: Implications for Israel.


Domestic Threats to Israel's Societal Resilience

Societal resilience is a key building-block of Israel's national security because internal weakness could harm Israel's overall ability to tackle strategic challenges.

The Institute's policy deliberations and research on national resilience focuses on addressing the principal threats and challenges to societal resilience, including:

  • Assaults on Israel's liberal democracy and state-religion relations
  • Growing inequality within the Israeli society
  • Prevalent corruption
  • President Rivlin's "Four Tribes" Initiative – Excluded society groups in Israel's transforming socio-demographic order
  • Poor government services and public infrastructure