Publications by Norman A. Bailey

The West held all the aces - and lost

The Iran deal means a vastly increased risk of nuclear war and nuclear-armed terrorists.

Publication Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015

It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is so, the pictures in the July 14th "Jerusalem Post," on page one of both the first and second sections, of an utterly jubilant Mohammed Zarif, says it all.  {read more}

Things working in Israel's favor, despite the politicians

Israel's neighbors are lining up to cooperate with it - if only the gas issue could be resolved.

Publication Date: Thursday, July 9, 2015

As the Israeli political class continues to play silly and often dangerous political games, as with the latest natural gas madness, the region continues to evolve in ways quite favorable to Israel interests.  {read more}

US Supreme Court decisions negative for Israel

Israel's positions on Jerusalem and against BDS have been weakened.

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Last week the Supreme Court of the United States issued a series of split decisions which will be long remembered and, I fear, long regretted.  {read more}

Iran: It will be no deal or a bad deal

The negotiations with Iran only get more confusing, but in any case the outcome is unlikely to be good.

Publication Date: Monday, June 22, 2015

When Secretary of State John Kerry hobbles into the meeting room on June 30th with his colleagues from Great Britain, Germany, France, China and Russia for the latest of their "negotiations" with the Iranians, which have now stretched on for a year and a half, he will be facing a situation that has become even more complex and confusing than ever.  {read more}

Potential Israeli dilemmas: one Saudi, one Chinese

Publication Date: Friday, June 12, 2015

Israel may find itself between having to pursue its narrow interests and upholding international law.  {read more}

Before Iran talks resume, map of the Middle East may already have changed

Publication Date: Monday, May 18, 2015

The already extremely complex Middle East may be on the verge of becoming even more so.  {read more}

Israel can win the public diplomacy war

Publication Date: Monday, May 18, 2015

To stop winning battles and losing wars, Israel needs a professional, independent, public diplomacy agency.  {read more}

Syria breaking up - Lebanon next?

Publication Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

The already extremely complex Middle East may be on the verge of becoming even more so. At this point, the Sh'ia northern arc of Iran, Iraq, Assad and Hezbollah is in confrontation with the southern Sunni arc of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States (with the partial exception of Qatar).  {read more}

Putin Throws a Spanner Into the Works

Publication Date: Thursday, April 16, 2015

Following the unsigned non-agreement on the contents of which no-one agrees in Lausanne, declared "historic" by President Obama (which it surely is, in the sense that the 1938 Munich agreement and the 1994 North Korean agreement were historic), President Putin of Russia has reversed the 2010 decision on the part of Russia to not sell the S-300 antiaircraft missile system to Iran.   {read more}

The "historic" agreement that ignores history

No-one agrees on what was agreed with Iran, but in any case the precedents are hardly encouraging.

Publication Date: Monday, April 13, 2015

By this time hordes of commentators have chewed over Mr. Obama's "historic" agreement. Some aspects, however, have been overlooked or misinterpreted.  {read more}

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