The BESA Center Ranked as One of the Three Top Middle East Think Tanks
The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies has been ranked one of the
three top think tanks in the Middle East and Africa, along with Carnegie
Middle East Center in Lebanon and the Gulf Research Center of Saudi Arabia,
and as the leading strategic think tank in Israel.
The ranking appears in this year's “Global Go To Think Tank Index,” released
this week by the University of Pennsylvania.
Other think tanks in the Middle East ranked high were the Turkish Economic
and Social Studies Foundation (#4), Al-Ahram Center for Political and
Strategic Studies of Egypt (#5), Al Jazeera Center of Qatar (#6), Institute
for National Security Studies of Tel Aviv (#7), Brookings Doha Center of
Qatar (#8), International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya (#13),
Harry S. Truman Institute for Advancement of Peace in Jerusalem (#15), and
the Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies in Tel Aviv
Under the leadership of Prof. Efraim Inbar over the past 20 years, the
Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies has produced over 250 original
research and policy papers and 25 books. It has run more than 500 symposia
and international conferences -- for defense, military industry,
intelligence and foreign policy specialists, as well as diplomats,
businessmen, academics and politicians.
On June 14, 2009, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chose the BESA Center
podium as the venue from which to elucidate his key diplomatic policies.
The annual Global Go To Think Tank Index report can be viewed at