Reflections on Israel’s Recent Elections

By Dr. David Wurmser April 6, 2021 The value of elections is not just that they produce a winner and loser in determining who runs the nation. Elections are also diagnostic tools ascertaining societal trends and ideas. While Israel has been deadlocked in stalemate with almost no movement in terms of delivering a winner and […]

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Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Qatar and l’Affair Khashoggi: Part 1

By Dr. David Wurmser March 10, 2021 Ever since September 2001, when 19 hijackers, the vast majority of which had connections to Saudi Arabia, killed over 3000 Americans, the unquestioned relationship with Saudi Arabia established during World War II has come under duress. It was not without reason. The Saudi role has neither ever been […]

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Assaulting Sovereignty and Freedom through Investment and Banking

By Dr. David Wurmser January 26, 2021 Many have recently become aware of the immense distortion posed by the alliance of large social media with government, enshrined in US Section 230, which exempts such firms from liability and undermines anti-trust actions. While this poses an obvious threat to free speech, as was exposed during the […]

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Back to firm foundations: the UAE-Bahrain-Israeli agreement

The first peace treaty Israel had with an Arab country came in 1979 with Egypt, the next in 1994 with Jordan. The next two, with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain came today. Unlike the previous two, there is a palpable sense of momentum that will lead to more normalizing ties shortly. Missed in all […]

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Reflections on the US’s Guarantee of a Qualitative Military Edge to Israel

By Dr. David Wurmser August 26, 2020 Just about every article written reacting to the move toward full peace between Israel and the UAE discusses the potential for a sale of the F-35 stealth fighters – an aircraft that is considered to be generations ahead of any other — to the UAE. And almost immediately, […]

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Lebanon—What happened?

By Dr. David Wurmser August 7, 2020 Part 1: Lebanon-What happened? Part I of this series will review the facts of what we know has happened and an analysis of the horrific catastrophe in Beirut on August 4 itself. Part II will focus on the ramifications. A few minutes after 6PM on Tuesday August 4, […]

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Israel’s High Court Risks Becoming a Tyranny of Judges

By Dr. David Wurmser May 2, 2020 Israel’s courts and Israeli democracy Several weeks ago, Yuli Edelstein, the Speaker of Israel’s Knesset (Parliament) resigned to avoid implementing an Israeli supreme court (High Court of Justice-HCJ) edict to reconvene parliament and hold a vote to oust himself. Not only did the HCJ ruling upturn delicate negotiations […]

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The Background Strategic Debate Quietly Affecting Israel’s Politics – Part 1

By Dr. David Wurmser Part I Israel has had three elections within about a year and may even require a fourth. The drama surrounding this deadlock, and the chaotic mechanics of forming, or failing to form, a government is obscuring deeper trends which also affect the elections’ outcomes. These are trends in some cases which […]

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Russia and the Return of Civilizations in the Near East – Part III

By Dr. David Wurmser January 21, 2020 In parts I and II of this series, we examined the rise of Russia’s foreign policy as a consequence of its belief in the rise of culture and civilization as the foundations for understanding the Middle East after the collapse of the Sykes-Picot state system, focusing on the […]

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