Israel’s Role in the Coming Confrontation between the U.S. and Iran

April 17 2020

Pressed economically by robust sanctions, the rulers of the Islamic Republic are likely to decide that violent confrontation with the U.S. is worth the risks—especially if doing so helps put a Democrat in the White House in 2021—argues Reuel Marc Gerecht in a detailed analysis:

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More about: Donald Trump, Iran, Israeli Security, U.S. Foreign policy

How Israel Can Stand Up to a Belligerent Turkey

Sept. 25 2020

Under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ankara has become increasingly authoritarian, Islamist, and hostile toward Israel and the West more generally. The Turkish government has also indicated that it aspires to alter its maritime border with Greece, and even its border with Syria. Analyzing these changes, and what they term the country’s “bellicose foreign policy,” Efraim Inbar, Eran Lerman, and Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examine the implications for Israel, and how the Jewish state might best respond:

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More about: Israeli Security, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey, U.S. Foreign policy