Publications by Norman A. Bailey

Syria breaking up - Lebanon next?

Publication Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The already extremely complex Middle East may be on the verge of becoming even more so. At this point, the Sh'ia northern arc of Iran, Iraq, Assad and Hezbollah is in confrontation with the southern Sunni arc of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States (with the partial exception of Qatar).  {read more}

Putin Throws a Spanner Into the Works

Publication Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015

Following the unsigned non-agreement on the contents of which no-one agrees in Lausanne, declared "historic" by President Obama (which it surely is, in the sense that the 1938 Munich agreement and the 1994 North Korean agreement were historic), President Putin of Russia has reversed the 2010 decision on the part of Russia to not sell the S-300 antiaircraft missile system to Iran.   {read more}

The "historic" agreement that ignores history

No-one agrees on what was agreed with Iran, but in any case the precedents are hardly encouraging.

Publication Date: Monday, April 13, 2015

By this time hordes of commentators have chewed over Mr. Obama's "historic" agreement. Some aspects, however, have been overlooked or misinterpreted.  {read more}

Israel-U.S. relations turn venomous, says Prof. Norman Bailey

Publication Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It seems relations between Israel and the USgovernment will continue to deteriorate until Barack Obama is out of office.  {read more}

First the speech, now the letter

The US administration is under siege over its strategy on a nuclear Iran.

Publication Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2015

It appears that there is no end to the surprises coming from the US Congress.   {read more}

No deal could be best deal on Iran

Stiffer Western resolve, thanks to France, could leave Iran bogged down in regional conflict.

Publication Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Prime Minister Netanyahu's speech before the joint houses of the American Congress appears not to have had much effect on public opinion, either in Israel or in the US. Polls show little change in party preferences for the upcoming elections in Israel, nor have they shown significant change in the support of the American people for Israel.  {read more}

How Dangerous is Putinís Russia?

Publication Date: Monday, March 9, 2015

On a scale of zero (not at all) to ten (existential threat to the world), Putin's threat is an eight. It would be a serious mistake to assume he is merely blustering.  {read more}

Antitrust commissioner spoiling the picture

David Gilo's zig-zag on Noble Energy and Delek'sgas holdings is an economic and political wrecking move.

Publication Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015

In the midst of carpet-bombing coverage of the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the US Congress and the ongoing election campaign, important economic news, both good and bad, has been overlooked.  {read more}

While we aren't looking

Israel's election campaign focuses on trivia while far reaching economic and political developments take place around us.

Publication Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

While the Israeli election campaigns rages on, centered on such vital issues as the quantity and quality of the ice cream and wine consumed in the prime minister's residence, the world has not stood still.  {read more}

Money talks through NGOs

Ostensibly benign, independent NGOs are efffective propaganda tools for those with the means - such as Russia.

Publication Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are becoming ever-more significant on the international scene. Non-profit and generally non-taxed organizations, ostensibly with educational, charitable, human rights and environmental and other goals and activities, do studies, issue reports, hold meetings and conferences, and lobby governments and international organizations.  {read more}

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