Publications by Norman A. Bailey

Prof. Norman Bailey compares European and Japanese "lost decades"

Publication Date: August 25, 2013

As we know, Europe shuts down over August. One result of this is that both good and bad news, unless it is of an earthshaking nature, gets overlooked until after the holidays. That makes it a good time for others to step back and put Europe's economic and financial (and as a result social and political) situation in some sort of perspective.  {read more}

A new strategic balance in the Middle East: Thoughts from an IWP professor

Publication Date: Sunday, August 18, 2013

Out of the mist and murk of the Middle East since the inception of the so-called "Arab Spring" more than two years ago, there are signs that a new strategic balance may be emerging in the region.  {read more}

Prof. Norman Bailey outlines economic suggestions for Egypt

Publication Date: Thursday, July 11, 2013

My column of last week, "The West Must Back the New Egypt", has caused much comment and has been reprinted several times. This column attempts to put more meat on the bones of an economic plan for Egypt's future.  {read more}

Professor says the West must back the new Egypt

Publication Date: July 4, 2013

The Egyptian army has ousted the elected Muslim Brotherhood president, Mohammed Morsi. Gigantic anti-Morsi demonstrations forced the hand of the armed forces.   {read more}

We can't be soft on cyber threat, argues Prof. Norman Bailey

Publication Date: Thursday, June 27, 2013

The dysfunctional U.S. Congress is dithering about passing the so-called "shield law," designed to protect the American power system from electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) attack, despite the fact that the cost of the program would be about what the U.S. gives Pakistan every year, the political profit from which is becoming less clear all the time.  {read more}

Prof. Norman Bailey comments on chaos in the Middle East

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Recently much has been made of the so-called "Arc of Shi'ism," from Lebanon to Iran, through Syria and Iraq. I submit that what is more significant is the much broader and longer "Arc of Chaos," from Tunisia to Pakistan. Of this huge chunk of the world, and in the face of an astounding lack of interest on the part of Europe and The United States, only Israel, Jordan and the Gulf states (with the exception of Bahrain), have escaped the encompassing and growing anarchy.  {read more}

Israel's policies serve the nation well, argues Prof. Norman Bailey

Publication Date: Monday, June 10, 2013

In a remarkably short period of time a new Middle East and North Africa is emerging, the outlines of which are visible, but which is very much still in flux.  {read more}

Prof. Norman Bailey in Globes: War can wait

Publication Date: May 9, 2013

It is increasingly apparent that there is no appetite in either the United States or Israel at this time to go to war with Iran by attacking the Iranian nuclear facilities.  {read more}

Prof. Norman Bailey discusses youth unemployment in Israel

Publication Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The current issue of The Economist has a cover picture of people being discharged into a trash dump, with the headline "Generation Jobless" and the subtitle "The Global Rise of Youth Unemployment." In the article inside the magazine it points out that youth unemployment, as reported by official statistical agencies, which undoubtedly miss many of the unemployed, even so totals more than the population of the United States.  {read more}

Prof. Norman Bailey discusses threats in Lebanon, Kurdistan, and Iran

Publication Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013

In the increasingly chaotic Middle East, certain crises get most of the attention: the Egyptian economic meltdown; the anarchy in the Sinai Peninsula; the Iranian nuclear threat, and the Syrian civil war. But there are a large number of other developments in the region which deserve our close attention also.  {read more}

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