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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The Syrian threat to Israel

There are more than two dozen state and non-state actors battling over the prostrate body of what used to be Syria, one of the artificial entities carved out in the Middle East by the British and French from the corpse of the Ottoman Empire. Syria, along with two others of those artificial constructs, Iraq and…

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Next US president will face intractable problems

So far, this presidential election season in the US has been very unusual. The emergence of radical candidates of both the right and the left, who have made significant strides in the polls, the debates and in the Iowa caucuses has challenged the establishment figures in both the Democratic and Republican parties. 

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US in the doldrums

Since Israel’s independence, its most important economic and financial partners have been in Europe and the US. In the past few years, however, this situation has changed dramatically.

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At last something serious from Davos

Every year at about this time, the rich and the powerful gather together in the Swiss resort town of Davos to congratulate each other on another year in power and in control. Most years nothing much of any significance happens because attendance is an ego trip for the attendees, which they immensely enjoy, being very…

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The Grand Strategy that Won the Cold War: Architecture of Triumph

This book demonstrates that under the leadership of President Ronald Reagan and through the mechanism of his National Security Council staff, the United States developed and executed a comprehensive grand strategy, involving the coordinated use of the diplomatic, informational, military, and economic instruments of national power, and that that grand strategy led to the collapse…

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