Publications by Norman A. Bailey

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}

Refugees make Lebanon the next flash point, says Prof. Norman Bailey

Publication Date: Friday, April 11, 2014

What would happen in Israel if a million and a half destitute refugees entered the country in a couple of years? What would happen in the United States if more than sixty million destitute refugees entered the country in a couple of years?  {read more}

Congress take note: China's economy is steered in positive direction

Publication Date: Monday, March 31, 2014

The burst in panic across markets when the Chinese economy had a slight hiccup underscores all that is wrong -- nd misses all that is right -- about looking at the one of the world’s strongest economies through the reactive eyes of what people think may happen and not what actually is happening.  {read more}

US retreating in its own backyard

Iran, Russia and China are penetrating Latin America deeply, with no US response.

Publication Date: Friday, March 28, 2014

A few weeks ago, in a meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States, US Secretary of State Kerry declared that the Monroe Doctrine was no long "valid." Perhaps this cavalier dismissal of what has been a pillar of American foreign policy for 190 years is simply a recognition that Iran, Russia and China are penetrating Latin America in a wholesale fashion, with no noticeable reaction on the part of the US.  {read more}

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