Publications by Norman A. Bailey

Israel can finesse global changes

As China and Russia mount challenges to US hegemony, Israel has a good hand to play.

Publication Date: Friday, November 6, 2015

The panorama of international relations is changing with dizzying speed and increasing complexity. Governments now compete with hundreds of non-state actors (NSAs) for resources, influence and the other elements of power projection. Statecraft and intelligence are being transformed by the cyber-revolution, and defense and security agencies are scrambling to keep up with rapid advances in technology, often falling far behind.  {read more}

Iran unleashed

As Iran extends its influence to Israel's northern border, the madness of the nuclear deal is becoming apparent.

Publication Date: Monday, October 26, 2015

The two greatest physicists in history, writing centuries apart, agreed on one thing. Sir Isaac Newton wrote: "I can calculate the motion of the heavenly bodies but not the madness of people." Albert Einstein wrote: "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe."  {read more}

Turkish army won't stand by

As Turkey degenerates, a military coup is more likely than total failure, and not a bad outcome for Israel.

Publication Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Famed commentator David Goldman, writing under the pseudonym "Spengler" in the "Asia Times," has published an analysis in which he asks the question whether Turkey is in danger of becoming another Middle Eastern failed state, joining Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen and Libya in that status.  {read more}

Israel can live with Russia in Syria

Russia is exploiting Western weakness to strengthen its position in the Mediterranean, but Israeli interests are not necessarily threatened.

Publication Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Russia is back in the Middle East in a wholesale fashion, signing huge aircraft sales to Iran, making weapons supply contracts with Egypt and particularly, injecting air, naval and land forces into the super-sensitive Syrian coastal area, where it now has not just the naval base at Tartus but an air base near Latakia, with a large number of advanced aircraft already deployed and being used.  {read more}

Just let Israeli business get on with the job

Amid much global uncertainty, Israel's economy still looks set to thrive, if it is allowed to.

Publication Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015

With all the attention on disastrous political and military developments around the world, analysis of the economic fallout has been put on the back burner. But it will be increasingly important as time goes on.  {read more}

Russia confirms Iran's triumph

The Western powers are being outplayed by adversaries with much weaker hands.

Publication Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015

VIENNA 1815: The great powers of Europe; Russia, Prussia, Great Britain and Austria, meet in Vienna with the representative of a France defeated, disarmed and occupied by foreign troops.  {read more}

Norman Bailey responds to Francesco Sisci on Syria

Publication Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Putin is playing a multi-faceted game that is apparently way beyond the game-playing capacity of either the European counties or the US.   {read more}

How should Israel form an alliance with Saudi Arabia?

Answer: With a regime like that, very carefully.

Publication Date: Monday, August 24, 2015

While the world's attention has been focused on the six-power agreement with Iran, collateral fallout has been taking place, both positive and negative, as a result of that diplomatic disaster.  {read more}

What are Israel's options regarding Iran?

Publication Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

All right, we now know the following things: The six powers signed one of the worst deals in history with the Islamic Republic of Iran, which will now have a greased path to develop the capacity to produce nuclear weapons (if it does not already have them); and receive tens of billions of dollar to restore its economy and greatly increase inward investment and petroleum exports, as well as to increase its interference in regional conflicts and its support of terrorist organizations of all sizes and flavors.  {read more}

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