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A Talk about ‘Days of the Fall’, Syria etc at RUSI in London

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No ‘Russian Option’ for Israel in Syria

Jerusalem Post, 9/2 Why the failed Russian Sochi conference matters for Israel The clear failure of Russia’s ‘Syrian National Dialogue Conference’ in the Black Sea resort of Sochi shows the limitations of the policy adopted by Moscow with regard to … Continue reading

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Remembering Chaim Guri

1/2/18 Yesterday, we learned the sad news of the passing of the wonderful poet Chaim Guri. I have a couple of memories of Guri that I would like to share. The first concerns an interview I conducted with him at … Continue reading

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Book Launch Event for ‘Days of the Fall’ at the Begin Center, Jerusalem

23/1/17

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Iraqi Kurdistan Four Months after the Referendum

Jerusalem Post, 20/1 Four months on from the referendum which they had hoped would be a foundation stone for the building of statehood, Iraq’s Kurds are demoralized and facing an increasingly uncertain future. The loss of Kirkuk to the Iraqi … Continue reading

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Wanted: A Counter-Iran Strategy

American Interest, 11/1 A common but mistaken reading of the current strategic situation in the Middle East presents the region as approaching the end of a period of instability. The “return of the Arab state” is one of the more arresting … Continue reading

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Iran: An Interim Assessment

Jerusalem Post, 13/1 The protests in Iran appear, for now at least, to be subsiding. The key moment was the decision to task the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps with security in the three provinces that formed the center of the … Continue reading

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