Publications by Norman A. Bailey

Death Throes and Other Middle Eastern Phenomena

Publication Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014

With Hamas in its death throes firing off rockets in all directions, it is hard to concentrate on anything else. Nevertheless, contrary to what the U.S. government might think, events in this part of the world do not, in fact, revolve around Gaza, Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, settler communities, or Fatah.  {read more}

Turkey: Between Iraq and some hard choices

Publication Date: Monday, July 7, 2014

Recent events in the Middle East have placed Turkey in a most uncomfortable situation, with hard choices and few options.  {read more}

Western economic policy still fighting wrong battle, says Prof. Norman Bailey

Publication Date: Monday, June 23, 2014

The US government recently lowered its estimate of economic growth for 2014 to slightly over two percent. During the first quarter of the year GDP growth was actually negative.  {read more}

Iraq's theater of the absurd, by Prof. Norman Bailey

Publication Date: Monday, June 16, 2014

After wasting so many lives and so much treasure, the US may now have to cosy up to Iran to save Iraq.  {read more}

Prof. Norman Bailey comments on US and EU policy in the Middle East

Publication Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A trillion dollars and thousands of lives were spent and lost in a war in Afghanistan that started in 2001 and hasn't ended yet. The war was originally begun to punish al-Qaeda for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the twin towers and the Pentagon.  {read more}

Chaos threatens oil supply, by Prof. Norman Bailey

Publication Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014

Major threats to the regional oil supply are emerging in two countries: Libya, which is moving from failed state to no state status, and Iraq, which is moving towards failed state status.  {read more}

New Indian regime looks promising for Israel, says Prof. Norman Bailey

Publication Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The election of Narendra Modi as prime minister of India has enormous implications for his country, for Asia, and for Israel.  {read more}

Dancing with a dragon: Prof. Bailey comments on China's economy and conduct

Publication Date: Friday, May 16, 2014

China's economy is moving in directions favorable for Israel, but its conduct is problematic.  {read more}

Iraq going the way of Syria

A Sunni movement more extreme than al-Qaida is challenging the Iraqi government.

Publication Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The successors to Mohammed as leaders of the Muslim religion bore the title of "Caliph." The Caliphate has undergone numerous historical transformations and was never recognized by the Shiites, who claim that the legitimate line was cut short by illegitimate usurpers.   {read more}

Palestinian side-show perks up

More seems to be going on behind the scenes than Obama and Kerry are aware of.

Publication Date: Friday, April 25, 2014

As everyone knows but pretends not to, the non-existent "peace process" is an insignificant side-show in the Middle East, which is undergoing massive seismic shifts in politico-strategic terms, which along with significant economic developments, which are the only ones that count in the final analysis.  {read more}

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