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Future EU Sanctions Against Israel?
Is the scenario of a full-scale EU boycott of Israel at all realistic?
Conflicting Expectations on the Geneva Deal with Iran
Many questions have arisen about whether the P5+1 and the Islamic Republic of Iran interpret the interim understanding reached in Geneva on November 24, 2013, in the same way.
No End to Palestinian Claims
There is considerable evidence that the Palestinian leadership has claims to Israeli territory within the 1967 lines.
Sworn to Destruction: What Iranian Leaders Continue to Say about Israel
Iranian leaders are consistent in their anti-Israel rhetoric, clear about their hostile intentions, and certain of their apocalyptic beliefs. Here are their top anti-Israel statements from 2013, with links to the original source in Persian.
Will Gen. Sisi Be the Next President of Egypt?
The mood of Egyptians has changed from friendship and admiration toward the U.S. to open hostility.
Hostile Iranian Messages on Eve of Rouhani's UN Visit
Vol. 13, No. 26 24 September 2013 With Iranian President Rouhani speaking at the UN in New York, it is useful to see the messages coming out of Tehran from an annual military parade held on Sept. 22, 2013. Significantly, […]
Iran’s Plans to Take Over Syria
Iran sees the civil war in Syria as a war of survival against a radical Sunni uprising that views Iran and the Shiites as infidels to be annihilated.
The Kurdish Awakening in Syria
A "Greater Kurdistan" is no longer a remote possibility.
Abuse of the Media by Palestinian Propaganda
In the struggle for hearts and minds, imagery is more compelling than dry, defensive arguments.
The European Union – Blatant Prejudice
The unprecedented and hostile EU fixation with Israel and its settlements is based on deliberately misleading and flawed legal and political assumptions.
The Fundamentals of Israel's Strategic Environment
Iraq, 210 miles from Israel, is planning to modernize its ground forces with new armored and mechanized formations.
The Sources of Iranian Negotiating Behavior
This analysis identifies patterns exhibited by the Iranian government and the Iranian people since ancient times. Most importantly,
Passport Control: An Examination of U.S. Policy on Jerusalem
Designation of place of birth on passports is neither tantamount to the establishment of foreign policy nor to its implementation
The Geneva Agreement: The Devil Is in the Wider Picture
It is easy to reduce any analysis of the Geneva agreement to the number of centrifuges Iran will still have and the levels of enrichment that are permitted.
Syria: Lessons from Past Weapons Inspections
Past attempts to control the weapons of mass destruction (WMD) of rogue regimes in the Middle East have faced problems.
The Geopolitics of Israel’s Offshore Gas Reserves
The flow of natural gas from Israel’s Tamar reservoir in the Mediterranean to the Ashdod reception facility was inaugurated on March 30, 2013, ushering in a new era in Israel’s energy sector.