Publications by Norman A. Bailey

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}

Bad Iran Deal in the Offing

The US looks set to present its allies with a dangerous fait accompli on Iranís nuclear program.

Publication Date: Thursday, February 12, 2015

The joint statement by Secretary of State Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif that there will be no extension of the talks between the six powers and Iran past the most recent deadline of March 24th means only one thing: a deal has been reached between the U.S. and Iran, which will be announced to the other five participants when the Obama Administration decides it is convenient to do so.  {read more}

Israel beware the Ides of March

It could be a turbulent month, as the showdown with Iran enters the endgame.

Publication Date: Friday, February 6, 2015

March 2015 is looking like it is going to be a very "interesting" month.  First Prime Minister Netanyahu will address the joint houses of Congress while he is in Washington to attend the annual AIPAC meeting.   {read more}

Back to the 1930s

As the US retreats from global responsibilities, disintegrative and destructive forces are taking hold.

Publication Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The world is coming to resemble the 1930's more and more. From Argentina to Yemen to Ukraine to Syria and Lebanon, entropy, the natural tendency of everything to disintegrate if there is no force to hold it together, is coming to dominate the international scene.  {read more}

Europe's decline looks unstoppable

European countries have lost not only economic momentum, but also self-belief.

Publication Date: Friday, January 23, 2015

The recent terrorist attacks in Paris are the latest manifestation of one aspect of the remarkably rapid decline of Europe in recent years. After decades of increasing unity, peace and prosperity.  {read more}

Put the ball in ICC's court

Instead of angry denunciation, Israel should try a creative and positive reponse to an International Criminal Court probe.

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has decided to investigate the complaint against Israel for war crimes brought by the Palestinian Authority. The decision provoked fury in the Israeli government and was condemned by other countries, including The United States.  {read more}

Oil price drop good for Israel

Publication Date: Monday, December 22, 2014

Strategic enemies are weakened, while any Israeli oil could come on stream right on time.   {read more}

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