Entries by The Institute for National Security Studies

Implications of the Application of Israeli Sovereignty over Judea and Samaria

By Pnina Sharvit Baruch INSS Insight No. 1007, January 8, 2018 The voices calling for the application of Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, or parts thereof, have recently grown louder. The main problem with this measure is the disregard of the repercussions of this course of action for the Palestinians in this territory and […]

Internet Currencies and National Security

Internet currencies do not claim to replace state currencies, but even if the phenomenon is realized only partially, it is hard to dismiss the idea that it could deprive states and financial establishments that control the global financial system of their exclusive hold over means of payment. In the long term, if this phenomenon spreads […]

Weaving a Stronger Sunni Axis

By Gallia Lindenstrauss and Yoel Guzansky: Saudi Arabia’s declared objective, driven in part by sectarian fervor, is to stop Iran’s growing influence in the region. To those in charge of making the necessary adjustments to Saudi Arabia’s security and foreign policy in light of regional developments, Turkey is a key player. From Riyadh’s perspective, Turkey is a […]

The Cyber Attack on the Ukrainian Electrical Infrastructure: Another Warning

By Gabi Siboni and Zvi Magen – On December 23, 2015, malfunctions were reported in portions of the electrical network in western Ukraine, after the operations of 27 distribution stations and three power plants were disrupted, causing the electricity supply system to crash. This was not a routine power outage: the Ukrainian authorities believe that a cyber attack originating […]