Publications by Norman A. Bailey

The stresses driving the new populism

Publication Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The current wave of populism sweeping the world isn't necessarily ideological -- as witness Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump.  {read more}

From the death of civility to violent death

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

It was all too predictable. The culture of hate, which has replaced the culture of dialogue in the US, has spilled over into lethal violence. Fittingly, this event happened in a quintessential American setting, training for a baseball game, the national sport.  {read more}

Is Qatar kaput?

Publication Date: Monday, June 12, 2017

In 2014 Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain withdrew their ambassadors from Qatar to emphasize their objections to various policies adopted and actions taken by the Gulf state.  {read more}

Paris Accord a distraction

Publication Date: Monday, June 5, 2017

The international furor over US withdrawal from the environmental agreement is obscuring genuinely significant developments in our region.  {read more}

Prof. Bailey comments on Trump's Middle East trip

Publication Date: Friday, May 26, 2017

Donald Trump's Middle East trip was far from the predicted disaster, but the focus must stay on confronting Iran.  {read more}

Trump tilts at Palestinian windmill

Publication Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

President Donald Trump's ambition to bring peace between Israel and the Palestinians will only divert his attention from more pressing matters.  {read more}

The final outcome of the Yemen situation is far from clear

Publication Date: Monday, April 17, 2017

This is a continuation of hundreds of years of Ottoman-Persian, Sunni-Sh’ia conflict, interrupted only by significant Western presence in the Middle East after World War I and the rigorously secular Pahlavi dynasty in Iran.   {read more}

What will follow Putin?

Publication Date: Friday, April 7, 2017

Anti-corruption demonstrations in Russia make Vladimir Putin's regime suddenly look vulnerable.  {read more}

Gulf states weigh Israel options

Publication Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017

By this time it is a commonplace to mention that because of a common fear of Iran, Israel and the countries of the Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States, organized in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are improving their relations, particularly in the spheres of defense and security, albeit quietly and with no publicity, so as not to disturb the "Arab Street", which by and large continues to demonize the "Zionist Entity."  {read more}

Of baseball and boxing The ugly reality of US politics today

Publication Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017

American politics is becoming a blood sport, more like boxing than baseball. The goal is no longer just to defeat the opposition but to knock it out.  {read more}

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