RAHS – the Future is Here

In his recent and remarkable book, Political-Security Statecraft for Israel, Prof. Yehezkel Dror mentions the Singaporean RAHS – Risk Assessment of Horizon Scanning. RAHS’ aims and structure are actually quite similar to Reut. RAHS aims to provide Singaporean policy makers with anticipatory knowledge of the nature of potential upcoming issues so that risks may be … Continue reading RAHS – the Future is Here

Megido and Regional Development

On Wednesday, the Socio-Economic Team traveled to Megido whose Regional Council is promoting a Biospheric Vision, a novel model of regional governance. Together with our experience from the Beit Shemesh project, led by Praxis, the team moved one step closer towards a better understanding of how regional development is linked to Israel's challenge of socio-economic … Continue reading Megido and Regional Development

Adjusting Organizational Structure of Intelligence Units

In an article in Ha’aretz, Amos Harel calls for fundamental changes in the structure of Israel’s intelligence community, arguing that the increase in threats requiring simultaneous action by all intelligence branches (such as the Iranian nuclear plan and terrorism) make these changes critical. Published research points out that there is no unit or coordination mechanism … Continue reading Adjusting Organizational Structure of Intelligence Units

Recent Elections Epitomize Israel’s Crisis of Governance

The recent elections in Israel are an obvious new low point in its prolonged crisis of governance and leadership. This crisis is rooted in an electoral system, which generates constant instability, a fragmented government and Knesset and weak capacity to govern effectively. Its reform should be a top priority of the next government. The first … Continue reading Recent Elections Epitomize Israel’s Crisis of Governance