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Ariel Sharon, a complicated man
The 'bulldozer' was only one part of his complex personality: He was a very different man as prime minister from all earlier Sharons– and the most adept politician I encountered in Israel. By Daniel Kurtzer. January 2014. haaretz
The Twilight of Sykes-Picot
Mark Donig, Research fellow, IPS | January 2014. The National Interest
Middle East Frenemies
Author: Daniel Kurtzer December, 2013
Political Leadership and Decision Analysis
Authors: David Brulé, Alex Mintz, and Karl DeRouen Oxford Handbooks Online December 2013
2014 Preliminary Agenda
2014 Herzliya Conference - THE FUTURE OF THE MIDDLE EAST: RISKS AND OPPORTUNITIES. June 8-10, 2014
Nuclear Incoherence: Deterrence Theory and Non-Strategic Nuclear Weapons in Russia
Name of Author: Dima Adamsky Journal of Strategic Studies September 2013
2014 Herzliya Conference
will be held on June 8-11, 2014
IPS correctly predicted a major shift by the Iranian Leadership and the timing of this shift
In an opening address delivered at the Herzliya Conference in March 2013, professor Alex Mintz, head of the IPS, correctly predicted, based on decision theoretic analysis, a major shift in the Iranian leadership's policy on its nuclear program and the timing of this shift
Prof. Alex Mintz is the new Head of IPS
Prof. Alex Mintz is the new Head of the Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS); Chair of the Annual Herzliya Conference Series; Dean of the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at IDC Herzliya.
2013 VOD
VOD from the 2013 Herzliya Conference
The 2013 Herzliya Assessment:
Time for New Israeli and Middle East Agendas Maj. Gen. (res.) Danny Rothschild and Tommy Steiner

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers from Past Herzliya Conferences

 El Hassan bin Talal

 Jimmy Carter

 Salam Fayyad

 James L. Jones

 Ban Ki-moon

 John McCain

 Benjamin Netanyahu

 Ehud Olmert

 Shimon Peres

 Anders Fogh Rasmussen

 Condoleezza Rice

 Nicolas Sarkozy

 Ariel Sharon

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

 Lawrence Summers

 Robert B. Zoellick

Herzliya Conference

The 13th Annual Herzliya Conference was held on March 11-14, 2013, Dan Accadia Hotel in Herzliya, Israel



The Herzliya Conference is Israel's foremost global policy annual gathering, drawing together the most senior Israeli and international participants from government, business and academia to address pressing national, regional and global issues. The center stage for Middle East risk assessment and policy analysis, the Conference agenda covers a broad span of issues, ranging from nuclear proliferation and the Middle East peace process to world finance and energy security.(More…)

Previous Conferences


Previous Conferences

The 13th Conference - 2013

The 12th Conference - 2012

The 11th Conference - 2011

The 10th Conference - 2010

The 9th Conference - 2009

The 8th Conference - 2008 

The 7th Conference - 2007 

The 6th Conference - 2006 

The 5th Conference - 2004  

The 4th Conference - 2003 

The 3rd Conference - 2002 

The 2nd Conference - 2001 

The 1st Conference - 2000 




 2014 Herzliya Conference 

 will be held on June 8-11, 2014 

 The Preliminary Agenda


Updating Israel's National Security Doctrine

Policy Paper #1 (in Hebrew)


 Plug-In Middle East: Macro-Regional Risk Assessment Monthly from IPS

Plug-In Middle East is a subscription-based monthly report that identifies and assesses Middle East regional, sub-regional and state level risks and their broader implications for business, financial asset management, and national and international security. Published by IPS since 2010, the report also evaluates short-term and long-term regional and sub-regional trends and examines potential scenarios. read more

For subscription to the full version of Plug-In Middle East, please contact Col (res.) Miki Altar, Director External Relations, maltar@idc.ac.il , Tel: +972-9-9527384, Cell: +972-52-5695011


IPS correctly predicted a major shift by the Iranian Leadership and the timing of this shift

In an opening address delivered at the Herzliya Conference in March 2013, professor Alex Mintz, head of the IPS, correctly predicted, based on decision theoretic analysis, a major shift in the Iranian leadership's policy on its nuclear program and the timing of this shift. Mintz presented a sophisticated Decision Support System for predicting the Iranian leadership decisions. He predicted that the election of a new President in Iran will enable the supreme leader of Iran to make a shift in policy to ease the economic sanctions, prevent or delay an Israeli attack and a potential confrontation with the US over Iran's nuclear program. Mintz claimed, based on his Applied Decision Analysis (ADA) procedure and methodology, that understanding the "cognitive algebra" of leaders of rival states and terrorist groups, is key to understanding and predicting their decisions.


IPS Acivities & Events

The 14th Annual Herzliya Conference

June 8-11, 2014


Simulation on IRAN: The Day After

June, 2014


Program for Diplomats Serving in Israel

Understanding Israel: Politics, Society, Economy, and Security
January 17, 2014


The First International Conference in Israel on Energy, Defenses & Security

December 5, 2013 


Opening of the Executive Program for Vietnam Government Officials

November 17, 2013


A Lecture by The Honorable Senator George J. Mitchell

Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 12:30PM


The 40th Anniversary of the Yom Kippur War: Israel's National Security – Then and Today

October 5, 2013


Simulation on:
An Israeli-Palestinian Agreement: The Day Before

August 28, 2013
IDC Herzliya Campus


Media in Conflicts Seminar (MICS)

August 25-29, 2013


Forty Years to the 1973 Yom Kippur War: Psychological Effects

July 10 2013.
Keynote: Prof. Yuval Neria, Director of the  New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI)


A Lecture by Michael B. Oren, The Israeli Ambassador to the US

June 17, 2013


A Lecture by H.E. Mr. Linas Linkevičius

Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs
May 20, 2013


The 13th Annual Herzliya Conference

March 11-14, 2013
Dan Accadia Hotel in Herzliya, Israel

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