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Israeli "Tikva" (Hope) – Towards a New Israeli Order
The Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS), with the blessing of the Office of the President of the State of Israel, established a steering committee composed of top opinion and community leaders, senior academics, and business executives to deliberate the agenda regarding the socio-demographic transformation of Israel that President Rivlin unveiled at the 2015 Herzliya Conference. Over the coming year, the steering committee will work on a report that will include areas of agreement and disagreement, as well as policy recommendations to enhance inclusiveness and equality among the emerging components of the Israeli society. The steering committee will submit the report to President Rivlin in the run-up to the 2016 Herzliya Conference. The findings of the report will be presented and debated at the 2016 Conference.
President Reuven Rivlin Address to the 15th Annual Herzliya Conference
“Israeli Hope: Towards a New Israeli Order”. 7 June 2015
Honorable Tony Blinken addresses the Herzliya Conference
Major Policy Address from AJC Global Forum. at the 15th Herzliya Conference
It's time for Israel to talk to Hamas, says former Mossad head
The Independet. June 2015. (Interview with Shaul Shay)
The IPS Saudi Arabia Survey Results
Prof. Alex Mintz & Eli Mograbi
A Nuclear Arrangement Doomed to Fail
Abraham D. Sofaer. June 2015
The third Lebanon war scenario
Shaul Shay. The Jerusalem Post. June 2015
Want progress on Iran? Talk to Secretary Ashton Carter
US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is an expert on arms control, the threat of nuclear proliferation, nuclear arms races and the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programs. Jerusalem Post. By Prof. Alex Mintz. May 2015
Attitudes of Hispanics toward Israel
Amnon Cavari & Shir Marom Melnik. May 2015
Ehud Barak, Meir Dagan, Michael Oren, Daniel Kurtzer, Zalman Shoval and Others
Join the Board of Directors of the Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS) at IDC Herzliya


Keynote Speakers from Past Herzliya Conferences


 Tony Blinken

 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

 Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin

 Nouriel Roubini 

 Nicolas Sarkozy

 Ariel Sharon

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

 Lawrence Summers

 K. Kennedy Townsend 

 Axel Weber 

 Robert B. Zoellick

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

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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



2015 Herzliya Conference


Recent books published by IPS Researchers

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President of Princeton University

Professor Christopher L. Eisgruber

visited IDC-Herzliya

December 2014


Plug-In Middle East:

Macro-Regional Risk Assessment


Plug-In Middle Eastis 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



2015 Herzliya Conference

2015 Herzliya Conference7-9 June, 2015
IDCHerzliya Campus,Israel



Program for Diplomats Serving in Israel

Program for Diplomats Serving in IsraelUnderstanding Israel: Politics, Society, Economy, and Security
June 4, 2015


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.



Iran Nuclear Negotiations: Cautious Optimism & Continuing Challenges

Oded Brosh. May 2015


Attitudes of Hispanics toward Israel

Amnon Cavari & Shir Marom Melnik. May 2015


The Lausanne Iran Nuclear Framework Agreement – Good Deal, Bad Deal, Both or Neither?

Oded Brosh April, 2015


Israeli Public Opinion Toward the US: Divided Along Party Lines

Amnon Cavari & Guy Freedman. March 2015


The IAEA February 2015 Report on Iran – An Assessment

Oded Brosh. February 2015


Iran-The Days After a Deal: Regional and Global Implications

Alex Mintz and Shaul Shay December 2014


Updating Israel's National Security Doctrine

The Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS) has established “The Herzliya Forum for Redrafting Israel's National Security Doctrine”, headed by Professor Alex Mintz. The program has organized a series of symposia on various aspects of the national security doctrine, featuring leading practitioners and experts.read more 


Discussion paper series:

The Need to Reformulate Israel’s National Security Doctrine – Alex Mintz & Shaul Shay,(In Hebrew)

Adaptation as a Component of Israel’s National Security Doctrine – Alex Mintz & Shaul Shay, (In Hebrew)


The Security Doctrine and the Place of the Army In Israeli Society – Yoav Gelber, (In Hebrew)


Israel’s Security Challenges In Dealing With Terror In The Present and Future – Boaz Ganor, (In Hebrew)


USA-Israel Relations – A Quick Glance – Zalman Shoval, (In Hebrew)


Protecting Israel’s Territorial Water – Shaul Shay, (In Hebrew)


Israel’s National Security Doctrine – Definitions and Characteristics – Dov Tamari, (In Hebrew)


The Arab Spring and Israel’s National Security Doctrine – Shaul Mishal, (In Hebrew)


The Help of Effective Foreign Policy in Israel’s National Security Formation – Ronen Hoffman, (In Hebrew)


Reformulating Israel’s National Security Doctrine – Alex Mintz & Shaul Shay, (In Hebrew)


Syria and the sub terrain warfare – the Hamas connection – Shaul Shay 

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