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He’s a human rights activist. Yet how does his employer, the Palestinian Authority, obstruct him?

He’s a human rights activist. Yet how does his employer, the Palestinian Authority, obstruct him?

If all Palestinians were like him, Israeli would have had no chance.

01 June 2016

by Max J. Schindler

The Lieberman Appointment: Is Israel Turning the Tables on the West?

The Lieberman Appointment: Is Israel Turning the Tables on the West?

Despite the current impasse in negotiations between the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and leader of the Yisrael Beiteinu party (Israel is Our Home, a party supported largely by émigrés from the former Soviet Union) Avigdor Lieberman, an agreement is likely to be reached and Lieberman is likely to become Israel’s next minister of defense.

26 May 2016

by Joshua Tartakovsky

Egypt Air Flight 804: What happened and what it means

Egypt Air Flight 804: What happened and what it means

Security has always been a “people, process, and technology” business, and it appears more than ever that advanced technology needs to be applied uniformly across the entire global aviation sector, as well as other vulnerable sectors to detect evolving threats.

23 May 2016

by Ioannis Mantzikos

Croatia and Erdogan – Deus ex machina

Croatia and Erdogan – Deus ex machina

Erdogan’s visit to Croatia was an unqualified success for Turkey’s soft power. At the same time, Croatia will continue to be as poor as ever, if it keeps on waiting on investments Deus ex machina while being lulled by blind faith in the invisible hand of the market.
Iraq: All the King's Horses and All the King's Men

Iraq: All the King's Horses and All the King's Men

Regardless of whether they failed in their goals with regards to Iraq, or if chaos and instability is the goal in and of itself as many others would argue, the bottom line is that Iraq still has a chance

10 May 2016

by Navid Nasr

The Kurdish Phoenix

The Kurdish Phoenix

It remains to be seen whether the Kurds will maintain their internal unity and cooperation with other Iraqi and international participants, and will continue to enjoy their friendly and secular image in the eyes of Western audiences.

28 April 2016

by Danny Orbach

The Day After A Mosul Dam Collapse

The Day After A Mosul Dam Collapse

The Mosul Dam is the key hydro-project that provides electricity and irrigation for millions of Iraqis. The good news ends there.

25 April 2016

by Theodore Karasik

BDS Will Fail to End the Israeli Occupation (and Didn't Actually Work in South Africa)

BDS Will Fail to End the Israeli Occupation (and Didn't Actually Work in South Africa)

Is the BDS (boycotts, divestment and sanctions) movement effective as a means to end the occupation? The historical record gives a negative answer. In order to achieve a breakthrough, one has to adopt an altogether different strategy.

20 April 2016

by Danny Orbach

WAR - CEASEFIRE: ALEATORY CONTRACT ON NAGORNO-KARABAKH

WAR - CEASEFIRE: ALEATORY CONTRACT ON NAGORNO-KARABAKH

The frozen conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia on Nagorno-Karabakh has started again: war, ceasefire; however, no option for peace.

15 April 2016

by Miray Aslan

Greece: Imported Multicultural Mass Migration

Greece: Imported Multicultural Mass Migration

The EU wants to assign migrant numbers to each EU nation state and it is to this end that all the political forces in Greece are working.

14 April 2016

by Van Gelis

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