Publications by Norman A. Bailey

Israel can live with Russia in Syria

Russia is exploiting Western weakness to strengthen its position in the Mediterranean, but Israeli interests are not necessarily threatened.

Publication Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Russia is back in the Middle East in a wholesale fashion, signing huge aircraft sales to Iran, making weapons supply contracts with Egypt and particularly, injecting air, naval and land forces into the super-sensitive Syrian coastal area, where it now has not just the naval base at Tartus but an air base near Latakia, with a large number of advanced aircraft already deployed and being used.  {read more}

Just let Israeli business get on with the job

Amid much global uncertainty, Israel's economy still looks set to thrive, if it is allowed to.

Publication Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015

With all the attention on disastrous political and military developments around the world, analysis of the economic fallout has been put on the back burner. But it will be increasingly important as time goes on.  {read more}

Russia confirms Iran's triumph

The Western powers are being outplayed by adversaries with much weaker hands.

Publication Date: Thursday, September 24, 2015

VIENNA 1815: The great powers of Europe; Russia, Prussia, Great Britain and Austria, meet in Vienna with the representative of a France defeated, disarmed and occupied by foreign troops.  {read more}

Norman Bailey responds to Francesco Sisci on Syria

Publication Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Putin is playing a multi-faceted game that is apparently way beyond the game-playing capacity of either the European counties or the US.   {read more}

How should Israel form an alliance with Saudi Arabia?

Answer: With a regime like that, very carefully.

Publication Date: Monday, August 24, 2015

While the world's attention has been focused on the six-power agreement with Iran, collateral fallout has been taking place, both positive and negative, as a result of that diplomatic disaster.  {read more}

What are Israel's options regarding Iran?

Publication Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015

All right, we now know the following things: The six powers signed one of the worst deals in history with the Islamic Republic of Iran, which will now have a greased path to develop the capacity to produce nuclear weapons (if it does not already have them); and receive tens of billions of dollar to restore its economy and greatly increase inward investment and petroleum exports, as well as to increase its interference in regional conflicts and its support of terrorist organizations of all sizes and flavors.  {read more}

Losing the current war

Israel needs a new information agency to improve its pathetically inadequate public diplomacy efforts.

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

In its short history of two-thirds of a century, the State of Israel has fought many wars, some of them against overwhelming odds, and has won them all. Right now, however, it is badly losing a war fought with words, not bullets, but the effect of which can be just as devastating for Israel's future.  {read more}

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}

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