Why is South Korea So Anti-Semitic?
May 15, 2014
Why is South Korea So Anti-Semitic?
A new survey finds that South Koreans are more than twice as likely to be anti-Semitic as the global average.
Why is South Korea So Anti-Semitic?
Is Iran Ten Years Away From a Nuclear Bomb?
May 10, 2014
Is Iran Ten Years Away From a Nuclear Bomb?
A former Israeli atomic chief claims Iran would need ten years to develop an operational nuclear weapon.
Is Iran Ten Years Away From a Nuclear Bomb?
Don’t Release Jonathan Pollard
April 02, 2014
Don’t Release Jonathan Pollard
Releasing Israel’s most notorious spy would be a mistake that borders on betrayal.
Don’t Release Jonathan Pollard
What Can We Learn From Kazakhstan’s Arms Deals?
March 05, 2014
What Can We Learn From Kazakhstan’s Arms Deals?
Recent transactions reflect some underlying trends in the global arms market.
What Can We Learn From Kazakhstan’s Arms Deals?
Why China Could Be Effective in the Middle East
February 20, 2014
Why China Could Be Effective in the Middle East
China stepped into the Middle East peace process in 2013. This could be a welcome development.
Why China Could Be Effective in the Middle East
South Korea to Purchase Israeli Spike Missiles
January 07, 2014
South Korea to Purchase Israeli Spike Missiles
According to news reports, South Korea will buy additional precision-guided missiles from Israel.
South Korea to Purchase Israeli Spike Missiles
Why Israel Is Not A Model For China
December 06, 2013
Why Israel Is Not A Model For China
Israel's military toughness is attractive for many Chinese, but its foreign policy stance isn't feasible for Beijing.
Why Israel Is Not A Model For China
China, Israel and India: Flexible Coalitions
November 24, 2013
China, Israel and India: Flexible Coalitions
India and China find that pragmatic flexibility trumps ideology in trade policies. Case in point: Israel.
China, Israel and India: Flexible Coalitions
Geopolitics Trump Religion in Iran-Azerbaijan Relations
August 07, 2013
Geopolitics Trump Religion in Iran-Azerbaijan Relations
Despite Iran’s sizeable Azeri population, and their shared Shi’a faith, bilateral relations remain fraught.
Geopolitics Trump Religion in Iran-Azerbaijan Relations
Why Israel Should Support a US-Iran Rapprochement
July 18, 2013
Why Israel Should Support a US-Iran Rapprochement
Israel’s concerns about a deal between the US and Iran are understandable but misguided.
Why Israel Should Support a US-Iran Rapprochement
Philippines Seeks Air Defense Systems From Israel
June 18, 2013
Philippines Seeks Air Defense Systems From Israel
At odds with China and fearful of US abandonment, Manila is reportedly beefing up its air defense.
Philippines Seeks Air Defense Systems From Israel
US Tests Iran
June 12, 2013
US Tests Iran "Bunker Buster" Bomb…So What?
The successful test does little to change the fact that the Iran nulcear issue is a political, not military problem.
US Tests Iran "Bunker Buster" Bomb…So What?
Recipe for Disaster: Israel & Pakistan’s Sea-Based Nukes
May 31, 2013
Recipe for Disaster: Israel & Pakistan’s Sea-Based Nukes
Both Israel and Pakistan look to the sea to provide strategic depth. It’s a quest that could undermine stability.
Recipe for Disaster: Israel & Pakistan’s Sea-Based Nukes
The Thinking Behind Beijing's Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan
May 09, 2013
The Thinking Behind Beijing's Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan
David Cohen offers possible reasons behind China’s efforts at Middle East peace.
The Thinking Behind Beijing's Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan
Israel’s Target in Syria Was Hezbollah, Not Assad
May 07, 2013
Israel’s Target in Syria Was Hezbollah, Not Assad
Reports indicate that strikes targeted short-range missiles that were awaiting transfer to Hezbollah.
Israel’s Target in Syria Was Hezbollah, Not Assad
May 04, 2013
"Red Lines" On Iran: Not So Black and White
Amid the proliferation of red lines, the important ones are at risk of being opaque or even unintelligible in Tehran.
"Red Lines" On Iran: Not So Black and White
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