This year was the sixth annual Be’er Sheva Dialogue organized jointly by the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) in partnership with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) and the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA).
Each year the Be’er Sheva Dialouge brings together governmental leaders and academic experts to encourage discussion on globally and regionally pressing issues related to counterterrorism, cyber warfare, geopolitics, and international security. The ultimate goal of the dialogue is to provide an avenue of communication to share theoretical and practical ideas to increase cooperation between Israel and Australia in the security arena.
This years topics included: China and the Middle East, counterterrorism, the Abraham Accords, cyber warfare and cyber security, and the implications of the US election. This year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the dialogue was held virtually with six sessions held over four days.
*The Be’er Sheva Dialogue was conducted in closed-door sessions, as such no recordings are available. A report outlining the session proceedings and outcomes was produced and is available here.