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2015 Herzliya Conference
7-9 June, 2015. IDC Herzliya Campus, Israel
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

 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

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 14th Conference 2013

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



Recent books published by IPS Researchers


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.



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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