About Reut

About Reut

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Reut is an innovative policy group designed to provide real-time, long-term strategic decision-support to Israeli leaders and decision-makers.

Reut, established in January 2004, is a non-partisan non-profit policy team based in Tel Aviv.

Reut supplies its services pro-bono to people in positions of leadership, authority, and influence in Israel's public sphere.

Reut's current focus areas are National Security and ISRAEL 15: Socio-Economics. In the future we plan to expand into content areas concerning the Jewish world and decision-making processes.

Reut is supported by private donors. We do not accept any contribution that exceeds 15% of our yearly budget, nor any donations from government agencies (Israeli or foreign).

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Unique Characteristics

In its unique cutting-edge theory, methodology, software tools, and impact strategy, Reut is not akin to the traditional 'think-tank' model.

  • Unique Value Proposition - Reut's unique value proposition is our focus on the fundamental level of policy - its premises - to provide early warning of strategic surprises and opportunities and to design strategies to avoid or seize them respectively.

  • Framing the questions - We don't provide the answers, we frame the questions: we help decisionmakers identify and abandon old paradigms and refocus their thinking.

  • Addressing a structural mismatch - Reut's mission is to help government agencies to address the mismatch between Israel's dire need to act strategically due to the complexity of the challenges it faces, and its political system which generates disincentives for such conduct.

  • Clients - Reut was established to serve Israeli government agencies and decisionmakers. We serve anyone in the Israeli government, from top-ranking politicians to government professionals, who hold positions of authority, leadership or influence.

  • Full-time professionals - We are comprised of the best-and-brightest young full-time professionals, trained to specialize in analyzing complex and dynamic environments as individuals and in teams. We engage prominent experts from academia and the professional world on an ad-hoc basis. Click here for themed photos taken of the Reut Team.

  • Just right, just in time - Reut is pledged to provide our clients with what they need, when they need it. We pledge to work within the time-frames of government agencies. To date, our shortest project has lasted 60 hours - two and a half days - from directive to presentation of our analysis.