Publications by Norman A. Bailey

Economic realities underlying Middle East violence

Publication Date: Monday, August 25, 2014

Through the fog of war, civil war, terrorism, separatist movements, sectarian and ethnic violence and millions of displaced persons, it is easy to overlook aspects of the situation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) which in the medium- to long-term will be equally or even more dangerous.  {read more}

Middle Eastern mysteries, by Prof. Norman Bailey

Publication Date: Monday, August 18, 2014

The Islamic State has aroused none of the fury directed against Israel, East or West.  {read more}

Fighting brings Israel regional friends, says Prof. Norman Bailey

Publication Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The time to think about and plan for any post-war period is during the war. Unless all the signs are wrong, it would appear that Operation Protective Edge is drawing to a close, not as a result of any of the various cease-fire proposals but simply because it has achieved its goals: destroying all identified attack tunnels and thousands of other military targets.  {read more}

US foreign policy fails again, according to Prof. Norman Bailey

Publication Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama's latest foreign policy initiatives have just crashed and burned, in the most easily predictable fashion.  {read more}

Iran's nuclear delay, Hamas's isolation

Publication Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Israel gains nothing from postponed nuclear talks, but Hamas's bankruptcy could bring positive change.  {read more}

Hamas, the dying shark, by Prof. Norman Bailey

Publication Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The current battle between Israel and Hamas in Gaza resembles nothing so much as the violent thrashing-about of a mortally wounded shark leaving a trail of blood in its wake.  {read more}

Death Throes and Other Middle Eastern Phenomena

Publication Date: Thursday, July 10, 2014

With Hamas in its death throes firing off rockets in all directions, it is hard to concentrate on anything else. Nevertheless, contrary to what the U.S. government might think, events in this part of the world do not, in fact, revolve around Gaza, Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, settler communities, or Fatah.  {read more}

Turkey: Between Iraq and some hard choices

Publication Date: Monday, July 7, 2014

Recent events in the Middle East have placed Turkey in a most uncomfortable situation, with hard choices and few options.  {read more}

Western economic policy still fighting wrong battle, says Prof. Norman Bailey

Publication Date: Monday, June 23, 2014

The US government recently lowered its estimate of economic growth for 2014 to slightly over two percent. During the first quarter of the year GDP growth was actually negative.  {read more}

Iraq's theater of the absurd, by Prof. Norman Bailey

Publication Date: Monday, June 16, 2014

After wasting so many lives and so much treasure, the US may now have to cosy up to Iran to save Iraq.  {read more}

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