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The East-Med Pipeline and the European-Turkish Relations

... the EU to move towards self-sufficiency in its natural gas demands. However, the natural gas field in the Eastern Mediterranean also had other non-European parties claiming for their own national shares. Turkey, Egypt, Libya, and Cyprus alongside with Israel have also claimed for proportional shares. Although, the resources are sufficient enough for these states to share the extraction, but Turkey began to exploit its territorial disputes over Cyprus in favour of dominating the extraction procedure ...

Акбари Араш
01.03.2022 14:00:30

Some Questions To Ask About The Latest Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

 The rapidly escalating conflict that has recently exploded between Israel and Palestine caught many extra-regional observers by surprise, even though many in West Asia had been expecting something of the sort for quite a while already. The hybrid military-political movement Hamas accused Israel of violating the Palestinians’ ...

Korybko Andrew
19.05.2021 18:33:21

Talking Turkey With Greece: Turkey and Israel’s Marriage of Convenience

On January 25, Graeco-Turkish talks begin, at which Turkish claims to Greek island territories will be high on the agenda. Before we briefly consider the Israeli position, herewith a spot of recent history.AP Photo / Turkish PresidencyScorned countries sometimes seek out other scorned countries, for reasons of self-interest. Thus Germany, humiliated after the First World War, co-operated with the Soviet ...

Mallinson William
21.01.2021 12:34:42

Who Killed Seven Top Nuclear Scientists in Iran? Fingers Are Pointed at Mossad and the CIA

... Fakhrizadeh's assassination in several ways, but now Iranian officials say he was murdered with the help of a remotely operated machine gun in the middle of the road. has gone.Arash Khamooshi / The New York Times However, Iran still maintains its stand that Israel is behind his murder. He was murdered on 27 November. Iran's reasoning behind this is very simple that Israel is one of the few countries which has enough reason and ability to carry out such attacks on Iran's soil. But even more general consensus ...

Dwivedi Ratnesh
15.01.2021 20:33:19

One State Will Remain — for All

The White House has just released a plan for the whole area (by whatever name) between Egypt and Lebanon. Courtesy of D. Trump, and supported by both Israeli PM-pretenders — the proposed map (see figure 1, below) is very interesting. Picture 1: White House Peace Plan for Israel with non-Israeli patches inside As everybody can see, Israel will now de-facto annex the whole area — lock, stock and ...

Риис Карстен
31.01.2020 20:08:50

The American Withdrawal: Winners & Losers

... conducted against the Assad government directly by troops on the ground, but an American withdrawal would certainly help to clarify a complex battlespace, and certainly removes the Assad regime's strongest opponent. Iran Both the United States and Israel have explicitly stated their desire to counter Iran and have done so via airstrikes against Iranian-allied groups. In a rare admission, Israel recently acknowledged Israeli airstrikes purportedly targeting weapons catches near the Damascus airport....

Russia Meeting
05.03.2019 23:48:19

The Birth of Israel: Prague’s Crucial Role

While the United States and the Soviet Union orchestrated the November 1947 partition resolution underpinning Israel’s establishment, [1] Czechoslovakia provided the nascent Jewish state with vital war material for rebuffing the Arab attempt to destroy it at birth. So vital was it that David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, commented, “Without ...

Valenta Jiri and Leni
05.12.2018 14:56:44

Miloš Zeman in Jerusalem

... the Czech Republic’s Miloš Zeman, who, in the tradition of the country’s founder, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, has become not just a strong voice for his people but a true friend of the Jews. Czech President Miloš Zeman’s historic speech to the Israeli Knesset on November 26, 2018, in which he stressed that his country is not only Israel’s best friend in Europe but one of its best friends in the world, came on the heels of an important report released by the American Jewish Distribution Committee ...

Valenta Jiri and Leni
03.12.2018 10:58:40

The United States of America needs to reiterate its global-police role

... government) and Yemen (through the Houthis); is in control of Lebanon (through Hezbollah); seeks control of Syria; is undermining Sunni regimes in the region, such as those in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia; and is supporting Hamas and Islamic Jihad in their war on Israel. The Sunni jihadists strive to establish an Islamic caliphate, whether sooner, using the Islamic State (ISIS) model of announcing the caliphate and setting up a civilian system to administer the territories it conquers while continuing the military ...

Sohail Ajmal
25.12.2017 17:50:06

US Needs Political-Military Strategy to Moderate Iran’s Israel Policy

... negotiated between the US and Russia on July 8 will almost certainly break down in the coming months absent such progress. Understanding that it is merely a respite from conflict even as Iran uses it to strengthen its military presence in Syria, Israel has refused to accept the terms of the ceasefire. Accordingly, on September 7 Israeli aircraft reportedly bombed a Syrian military facility linked to the production of chemical weapons and precision missiles. Israel has conducted around 100 strikes ...

Buonomo Thomas
20.09.2017 14:26:15

Indispensable Reading on Israel

Every once in a while we read an article that we really want to share with other readers. Twice now it has happened with something published by the BESA Center for Strategic Studies at Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv, Israel. (For disclosure, our Institute of Post Communist Studies and Terrorism (jvlv.net) has also produced articles for BESA.) Most recently, BESA ran an article, “ Israel is Real,” that has created a stir by dealing with historical criticism from ...

Valenta Jiri and Leni
11.09.2017 12:41:46

The Baneful Apocalyptic Triad of USA, Israel and Saudi Arabia

... Arab writer even hailed Saudi-US ties as one that “shaped the wider world” and although the wider world would undeniably agree with that reality, it would nevertheless consign such ties to the very negative end of the global affairs spectrum. The Israeli press celebrated Trump’s royal treatment in Riyadh and observed how the president and select members of his cabinet danced with swords in a ceremony that must have nauseated the families of 9/11 victims. Syrians, Yemenis and Christian minorities ...

Maavak Mathew
24.05.2017 11:29:23

India-Iran ties: The key challenges

... policy ... an unchecked Iran has the potential to follow the same path as North Korea and take the world along with it. The United States is keen to avoid a second piece of evidence that strategic patience is a failed approach," Alliance of GCC and Israel It is not just the US policy which India has to contend with it is the alliance between GCC countries and Israel. While Saudi Arabia has remained at loggerheads with Israel, recently both are part of the Anti-Iran alliance. Israel, Turkey and Saudi ...

Singh Maini Tridivesh
02.05.2017 14:22:56

Western Democracy Is on Trial, More than Any Time Since WWII

... Britain’s public may still vote to leave the EU in a matter of months. The United Kingdom itself only recently narrowly avoided disintegration by secession from it by Scotland, a possibility which, it was just announced, will be pursued again. AP Even in Israel, considered a bastion of Western democracy in the Middle East, the public and government are becoming increasingly okay with the erosion of democratic values and a deeply undemocratic military occupation of the West Bank as the Israeli-Palestinian ...

Frydenborg Brian
17.04.2016 14:28:00

Ilya Kravchenko: US-Israeli relations on the background of the Middle East tensions

... following: fight against "Islamic State", nuclear program in Iran and closure of the civil war in Syria, by way of removal of B. Asad from power. It may seem that on the background of a struggle with conflicts and crisis, the USA has distanced from Israel, the main ally in the Middle East. What is the current status of the relations between USA and Israel? What place does Israel take in the USA foreign policy strategy in the Middle East? The USA was one of the first countries, which has recognized ...

РГГУ Эксперты
05.02.2016 14:39:00

Grading Obama’s Middle East Strategy (Sensibly): Part I

A Sensible Grading of Obama’s Middle East Strategy, As Opposed to Republican Nonsense: Part I: Introduction, Muslim World Reset, Iraq, Israel/Palestine If you can’t understand that Obama’s overall Middle East strategy is starting to work, you don’t know what you’re talking about By Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter @bfry1981) May 21st, 2015 ...

Frydenborg Brian
07.06.2015 22:25:00

There Is No Logical Argument Against the Iran Nuclear Deal

The only alternatives to this deal are the destructive status quo of continued stalemate and standoff that destabilizes the whole region or even more open military conflict that endangers everyone in the region (including Israel). Ignore the naysayers and give this deal a chance. by Brian E. Frydenborg (LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter @bfry1981), April 4, 2015 (updated April 5th) Originally published on LinkedIn Pulse here and also published by Stupid Party Math v....

Frydenborg Brian
29.05.2015 19:32:00

Israel's Election, Netanyahu, Gaza, & the Struggle for Israel's Soul

Or, how answering "Who controls Gaza?" can tell you a lot about why Israel's election is so important. While this was written the day of Israel's election, the analysis still rings true and, sadly, Israel has chosen Netanyhu and chosen to be the Israel that denies its actions and responsibilities in ...

Frydenborg Brian
28.03.2015 19:37:00

The Ferguson Intifada, or Why African-Americans are America’s Palestinians

If white Americans and Israeli Jews want African-Americans and Palestinians to cease with the ruckus, they must make their own societies and governments cease systematically bringing the ruckus to these darker-skinned neighbors of theirs. By Brian E. Frydenborg, originally ...

Frydenborg Brian
02.02.2015 16:14:00

The Downing of MH17 – A Perspecitve of Intrigue or the “HALO Effect”?

... watching the news broadcasts on the 18th morning at 1.30am. My 82 year old mother woke-up at this time after hearing the TV. She became extremely distraught after watching the news. We had a discussion and she said “Eugene – they, the USA and ISRAEL, did this to distract the World from the Bombing and Invasion of GAZA, Palestine by the Regime of Israel. She said, you were abroad and just returned last night, you did not see that our Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia, announced again full support ...

Arokiasamy Eugene F.R.
24.07.2014 11:19:00


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