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The Boycott Mirage

Is an agreement with the Palestinians the only way to escape international isolation… Continue reading

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Israel: The Impudence Accompanying Betrayal

Could other countries better use US aid money?… Continue reading

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A Pax Sinica in the Middle East?

Whatever China wishes to do in the Middle East, Washington will learn after the fact, if ever… Continue reading

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Rowhani Speech Rekindles Debate on Revolutionary Guards’ Involvement in Politics and Economy

Rowhani’s remarks prompted a flurry of comments… Continue reading

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The Revolutionary Guards’ Involvement in Iranian Economy Comes Under Increasing Criticism

Growing criticism of the armed forces’ involvement in the Iranian economy… Continue reading

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Rare Interview with Revolutionary Guards Spokesman Ramazan Sharif

About the Revolutionary Guards’ interaction with past governments, involvement in politics and economy, the 2009 protests, and their attitude towards Hassan Rowhani… Continue reading

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Socio-Civic Campaign Against the Economic Sanctions Imposed on Iran

Iranian economists and academia members recently launched a public relations campaign about the removal of the economic sanctions… Continue reading

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The Failure of Western Diplomacy in Egypt

The World’s current leaders don’t understand Egypt… Continue reading

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Dismiss the Egyptian People and Elect a New One

Starvation is the unstated subject of this week’s military coup… Continue reading

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The Hypocrisy of the Irish Teachers Boycott of Israel

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland became the first European trade union involved with education and academia to adopt a resolution calling on its members to cease all cultural and academic collaboration with Israel… Continue reading

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Israel’s New Government: Not What You May Think

On the issues about which the world is obsessed, Israel’s new government is basically a continuation of the old one… Continue reading

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How Serious is Erdogan about Joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Instead of the EU?

Erdoğan is not going to initiate a divorce from the EU, but he may very well hope that the Europeans will “relieve” Turkey… Continue reading

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U.S. Intelligence Writes Turkey’s Future

U.S. intelligence community ponders the impact of Turkey’s growing significance in global affairs… Continue reading

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Analyzing Egypt

Whatever the outcome from the upcoming referendum to begin on Saturday in Egypt for the draft constitution, the superior position of the Islamist factions is unlikely to be overthrown in the near future… Continue reading

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Russia-Turkey Strains Deepen over Syria

The Syrian crisis is a good test of the strength of the Russia-Turkish detente… Continue reading

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Why Economic Development As a Panacea for Middle East Problems is a Myth

While “economic development” sounds like a great idea, in practice it isn’t so effective… Continue reading

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Turkey-Azerbaijan Summit Consummates Reconciliation

Turkish-Azerbaijani relations have been on the rebound in recent months since the Turkish-Armenian reconciliation effort has effectively collapsed over differences… Continue reading

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Why is Israel More Prosperous Than the Palestinians: The Ultimate Demonstration of Media Bias

If you truly understand what you are about to read, I don’t see how you can accord most of the mass media any credibility when it comes to Israel ever again… Continue reading

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Romney Lays It Out: Progress and Success Versus Name-Calling And Bragging About Being Victims

The economic history of the world has shown that “culture makes all the difference”… Continue reading

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Jordan’s Prime Minister Reads ‘Rubin Reports’ – And Doesn’t Like It

During a recent dinner in Amman, Prime Minister Fayez Tarawneh of Jordan talked about me at some length, citing my PJ Media article on Israel being in a good strategic situation. Apart from the name-calling, insults, and snorting, he could not refute one point I made… Continue reading

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Turkey Raises Central Asian Profil through SCO Link

The decision of the heads of state of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Beijing to designate Turkey a formal dialogue partner of the organization is yet another sign of recognition of Turkey’s growing influence in Central and South Asia… Continue reading

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Trans-Anatolian Pipeline: A Geopolitical Achievement, but no Panacea for Turkey’s Energy Independence

The realization of the Trans-Anatolian Project by 2018 will strengthen Azerbaijan in strategic terms, offering it a route to the world markets that bypasses Russia… Continue reading

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Assessing Iraq’s Oil Industry

This article provides an overview of Iraq’s oil and gas industry, focusing in particular on its history since 2003 under the Coalition Provisional Authority and the sovereign Iraqi government… Continue reading

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Who Rules Egypt? The Battle Begins

It is impossible for the moment to say what’s going to happen in Egypt. But there are two basic scenarios… Continue reading

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In A Few Years China Will Likely Be the Second-Most Important Country for Israel

There is a remarkable amount of interest in China about Israel and Jews… Continue reading

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