Beware an Alliance of the Weak https://mosaicmagazine.com/response/uncategorized/2014/01/alliance-of-the-weak/

Even in a region that is unfree, Israel has shown that it can maintain liberty. There is no substitute for independent power.

January 19, 2014 | Martin Kramer
About the author: Martin Kramer teaches Middle Eastern history and served as founding president at Shalem College in Jerusalem, and is the Walter P. Stern fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
This is a response to Israel in the Eye of the Hurricane, originally published in Mosaic in January 2014

Members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (Kurdish Partiya Karkerên, PKK) in Kurdistan/Iraq. Courtesy James Gordon/Flickr.
Ofir Haivry has given a historically well-versed account of the evolution of Zionist and Israeli grand strategy, from Herzl to the present. He also makes a trenchant case that Israel has strayed from the “activist” precedent set by David Ben-Gurion in the early years of the state.

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