Norman A. Bailey is a Professor of Economics and National Security at IWP and Former Senior Director of International Economic Affairs with the White House National Security Council.
The Alaskan Native Corporations are an example of how we should use gas revenues to give all Israelis a greater share in their country’s wealth. In recent days two spectacular events took place, both, for a change, positive. Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was assassinated by a US airstrike, which event elicited an enormous amount of…Read More ›
Term limits for heads of government and electoral districts are just two vitally needed reforms. When the current Israeli political circus is finally over with some sort of government installed in Jerusalem, it will be high time, indeed way past time, to decide what to reform in an obviously broken political system and how to…Read More ›
OP-ED: There’s a pathway to a unity government, but first we need to know what ‘unity’ means, and then we need to create a new (Likud) party When we were small, we used to play a game called pick-up sticks. The object of the game was to collect as many sticks as you could, without…Read More ›
In recent years, Israel has been establishing itself as the principal geopolitical counterweight to Iran in the southwestern portion of the Middle East. With its overwhelming scientific, technological and military superiority, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states (with the exception of Qatar) are increasingly accepting Israeli leadership. Now, however, after years of extensive defense…Read More ›
The entire region between the Mediterranean Sea and India is a seething cauldron of threats, counter-threats, plots, conspiracies, economic sanctions, and military movements. At any moment, an incident, misunderstanding, or accident could cause the cauldron to boil over into open interstate war.Read More ›
The historic apogee of Chinese culture, technological achievement and military power was during the Ming Dynasty from the 14th to the 17th century. During that period China established its cultural and political domination over all of East and Southeast Asia.Read More ›