Publications by Norman A. Bailey

Failed states and threats of war pulling world to precipice

Publication Date: Monday, August 14, 2017

In recent years two phenomena have come to dominate the international scene. One is the appearance of what have been given the name "failed states."  {read more}

Making mountains out of molehills

Publication Date: Sunday, July 30, 2017

Metal detectors are routinely installed at malls not to mention holy sites at Mecca and Medina. So why not at the Temple Mount?  {read more}

The stresses driving the new populism

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The current wave of populism sweeping the world isn't necessarily ideological -- as witness Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump.  {read more}

From the death of civility to violent death

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

It was all too predictable. The culture of hate, which has replaced the culture of dialogue in the US, has spilled over into lethal violence. Fittingly, this event happened in a quintessential American setting, training for a baseball game, the national sport.  {read more}

Is Qatar kaput?

Publication Date: Monday, June 12, 2017

In 2014 Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar to emphasize their objections to various policies adopted and actions taken by the Gulf state.  {read more}

Paris Accord a distraction

Publication Date: Monday, June 5, 2017

The international furor over US withdrawal from the environmental agreement is obscuring genuinely significant developments in our region.  {read more}

Prof. Bailey comments on Trump's Middle East trip

Publication Date: Friday, May 26, 2017

Donald Trump's Middle East trip was far from the predicted disaster, but the focus must stay on confronting Iran.  {read more}

Trump tilts at Palestinian windmill

Publication Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

President Donald Trump's ambition to bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians will only divert his attention from more pressing matters.  {read more}

The final outcome of the Yemen situation is far from clear

Publication Date: Monday, April 17, 2017

This is a continuation of hundreds of years of Ottoman-Persian, Sunni-Sh’ia conflict, interrupted only by significant Western presence in the Middle East after World War I and the rigorously secular Pahlavi dynasty in Iran.   {read more}

What will follow Putin?

Publication Date: Friday, April 7, 2017

Anti-corruption demonstrations in Russia make Vladimir Putin's regime suddenly look vulnerable.  {read more}

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