Publications by Norman A. Bailey

US diplomats condemn own government's stance on Syria

Publication Date: Sunday, June 19, 2016

51 serving US diplomats have denounced the Obama administration's refusal to intervene in the Syrian slaughter.  {read more}

The other reason Saudi Arabia needs Israel

Sure, there's the fear of Iran, but Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States want to diversify their economies as well.

Publication Date: Thursday, June 9, 2016

Hussein Ibish is a scholar of Lebanese origin who is Senior Resident Scholar at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, a recently-established think-tank financed by the Gulf States. Dr. Ibish is a respected commentator on the Middle East, and when he comments on matters involving the Gulf States, his remarks are considered authoritative, in the exact sense of the term.  {read more}

Israel and the US: The end of the affair

Political and economic conditions in the US portend a permanent cooling towards Israel, and Israel has to adjust.

Publication Date: Monday, June 6, 2016

Israel just celebrated its 68th birthday. Since President Harry Truman overrode the entire foreign policy community of his day, inside the government and outside, and recognized the new State of Israel, the United States has been Israel's external sponsor of last resort.  {read more}

Israel should treat its newfound friends carefully

Cooperation with Sunni Arab countries against Iran is welcome, but it does not yet look reliable.

Publication Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

For a long time now, analysts and commentators have been talking about the northern or Sh'ia arc and the southern or Sunni arc in the Arab Middle East.   {read more}

From housing to religion, solutions are within reach

Publication Date: Monday, April 18, 2016

Israel is actually in a good position to deal with many seemingly intractable problems.  {read more}

Can the Israeli gas phoenix rise again?

Publication Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016

The decision by Israel's Supreme Court against the gas framework may finally kill the gas industry and rebound on itself.  {read more}

Besieged Israel is flourishing, and its diplomacy? Except in the West, not shabby

Publication Date: Monday, April 4, 2016

While Israel's public diplomacy is a disaster, its official diplomacy in the Arab world, Asia, Africa and Russia has scored notable successes.  {read more}

Cheers for Israeli diplomacy

Publication Date: Monday, March 28, 2016

While Israel's public diplomacy is a disaster, its official diplomacy in the Arab world, Asia, Africa and Russia has scored notable successes.  {read more}

The Syrian threat to Israel

Israel is wisely keeping out of the fray in Syria, but it may be challenged all the same.

Publication Date: Monday, February 22, 2016

There are more than two dozen state and non-state actors battling over the prostrate body of what used to be Syria, one of the artificial entities carved out in the Middle East by the British and French from the corpse of the Ottoman Empire. Syria, along with two others of those artificial constructs, Iraq and Lebanon, has become a failed state.  {read more}

Next US president will face intractable problems

The US presidential election is a confusing spectacle, and it's not clear who will ultimately be up to the task, or how it will pan out for Israel.

Publication Date: Friday, February 12, 2016

So far, this presidential election season in the US has been very unusual. The emergence of radical candidates of both the right and the left, who have made significant strides in the polls, the debates and in the Iowa caucuses has challenged the establishment figures in both the Democratic and Republican parties.   {read more}

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