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.
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Genocide is a word not to be used lightly

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is a crime under international law and atrocities have been committed, but the Russians are not trying to annihilate the Ukrainian people. Words matter. Words can and do result in thoughts and then into actions. Words can result in the laudable of human actions and into the most despicable behavior.…

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Will Israel’s Arabs use their new-found power wisely?

If they do, it could well be to Israel’s wider benefit. The anti-Bibi government that took office ten months ago is tottering, due to a defection from Yamina to Likud. As a result, the governing coalition has only half the seats in the Knesset. However, contrary to what many commentators who should know better are…

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Ukraine: Gains for China, worries for Israel

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine looks like another chapter in the rise of China and the waning of the U.S. As for Israel, its interests do not justify its ambivalence. Russian President Putin undoubtedly expected that his unprovoked invasion of Ukraine would be over in 48 hours at the most, with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy fleeing the…

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The ignoble descent of Faustian man

The decline of the West, described in great detail by Oswald Spengler a hundred years ago, is now entering its final phase. “What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world and lose his own soul?” – Yeshua ben Yosef, itinerant Jewish preacher in Roman Palestine in the first half of the 1st century…

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Hurtling towards global chaos and anarchy

Avigdor Liberman correctly predicts the breakdown of international order but does not mention it is being hastened by the social and political deterioration in the U.S. A remarkable interview with Israel’s Minister of Finance Avigdor Liberman was published in the February 4th issue of the Jerusalem Post magazine. In the interview, Liberman states that due…

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Israel reliant on a stumbling, lukewarm U.S.

After America’s failures at home and abroad in 2021, we can only hope that Israel, and the world, will see better from it in 2022. One year has passed since the events of January, 2021: the rioting at the Capitol Building in Washington on the 6th, and the inauguration of Joe Biden as president on…

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The Abraham Accords one year on – who’s next?

Following the general success of the agreements signed with Israel by four Arab countries a year ago, there are one or two good candidates to follow suit. It is a pleasure to be writing about something positive that is happening in the world for a change. And the Abraham Accords are certainly a very positive…

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Israel and the next world war

Forecasts about a coming world war don’t stand up to scrutiny, and the dangers to Israel in any case lie elsewhere. Earlier this year, retired U.S. Admiral James Stavridis and his co-author published a book called 2034: A Novel About the Next World War. It immediately became a best-seller. This very well-written thriller chronicles a…

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The truth about disinformation

Factual refutation is helpless against deliberate disinformation. We need different tactics against this plague of our time. Of the many scourges the world is currently subject to, one of the worst is the proliferation through modern means of communication, of highly dangerous disinformation. First, some definitions: information is the communication of what is purported to…

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