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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What are Israel’s options regarding Iran?

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…

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Losing the current war

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.

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The West held all the aces – and lost

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.

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Iran: It will be no deal or a bad deal

When Secretary of State John Kerry hobbles into the meeting room on June 30th with his colleagues from Great Britain, Germany, France, China and Russia for the latest of their “negotiations” with the Iranians, which have now stretched on for a year and a half, he will be facing a situation that has become even…

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Syria breaking up – Lebanon next?

The already extremely complex Middle East may be on the verge of becoming even more so. At this point, the Sh’ia northern arc of Iran, Iraq, Assad and Hezbollah is in confrontation with the southern Sunni arc of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States (with the partial exception of Qatar).

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