Publications by Norman A. Bailey

With Turkey out of the Mideast power equation, what next for its neighbors, including Israel?

Publication Date: Friday, July 29, 2016

In 2015 column on Turkey, I wrote: “At the point that chaos threatens, the army will step in and take over”.  {read more}

Israel consolidating its regional position

Publication Date: Thursday, July 28, 2016

Unrest in the Middle East is strengthening Israel, although Norman Bailey warns that the situation is very fragile.  {read more}

Trouble in Turkey

Publication Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016

The failed coup in Turkey will make it harder for Erdogan to keep his promise to Israel to rein in Hamas, Norman Bailey argues.  {read more}

What is to be done with the West Bank and Gaza?

Publication Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016

There can be a solution, at least for the West Bank, if the Sunni Arab states put pressure on the Palestinians.  {read more}

Israel adds diplomatic skill to its armory

Publication Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Prime Minister Benajmin Netanyahu's African tour is a highlight of several recent diplomatic successes.  {read more}

Turkey roasts Israel

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Israel has conceded Turkish demands and betrayed allies in return for illusory gains.  {read more}

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}

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