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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Shifting Middle East sands

Israel is under attack in the north and in the south. The geopolitics of the region is in a state of chaotic flux. Future developments are unclear but the factors that will determine them are known.

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Poverty will breed chaos in Egypt

The Egyptian electorate has just chosen a member of the Muslim Brotherhood to be president. Earlier, they had elected an overwhelmingly fundamentalist parliament. Were it not for the armed forces, Egypt would be on its way to joining the “one person, one vote, one time” group of elected civilian dictatorships.

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Strategy for an age of disorder

Entropy is the natural tendency of all things to “dis-integrate” unless held together by a counter-force. In international relations that counter-force is usually a hegemonic power, starting with the Pax Romana, and continuing with Byzantium, the Caliphate, Venice, Spain, Great Britain and the United States.

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Iran Strategy Brief: Iran’s Venezuelan Gateway

For years, the media and the U.S. government have repeated a familiar refrain: that the regime of now-ailing Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez, however annoying, poses no serious threat to the national security of the United States. Compelling evidence, however, suggests otherwise.

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Malign Neglect

The Menges Hemispheric Security Project of the Center for Security Policy Presents the Proceedings of the Second Annual Capitol Hill National Security Briefing on Latin America, focused on current challenges to democracy, human rights and regional stability in the context of threats to U.S. national security. 

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The US colossus with feet of clay

In an article on TheGlobalist.com, IWP Adjunct Professor Norman Bailey surveys the rise and fall of the “Pax Americana” of the post-Cold War era.  He asserts that the current crises troubling the US position in world affairs is because “we lost sight of and allegiance to the timeless principles of which the country was founded…

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The Strategic Plan that Won the Cold War

The most authoritative report yet published about President Reagan’s strategy to accelerate the demise of the Soviet Union, this monograph focuses on National Security Decision Directive 75, prepared in early 1983, to run economic warfare against the USSR. The author served as senior director of national security planning and international economic affairs on the National…

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The Strategic Plan that Won the Cold War

The most authoritative report yet published about President Reagan’s strategy to accelerate the demise of the Soviet Union, this monograph focuses on National Security Decision Directive 75, prepared in early 1983, to run economic warfare against the USSR. The author served as senior director of national security planning and international economic affairs on the National…

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