Publications by Norman A. Bailey

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}

US in the doldrums

The US and Europe - the traditional pillars of Israeli foreign diplomatic and economic relations - are crumbling.

Publication Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Since Israel's independence, its most important economic and financial partners have been in Europe and the US. In the past few years, however, this situation has changed dramatically.  {read more}

At last something serious from Davos

The World Economic Forum at least talked about extreme concentration of wealth. Solutions are another matter.

Publication Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Every year at about this time, the rich and the powerful gather together in the Swiss resort town of Davos to congratulate each other on another year in power and in control. Most years nothing much of any significance happens because attendance is an ego trip for the attendees, which they immensely enjoy, being very impressed with themselves and each other.  {read more}

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