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Below are some articles I have contributed to other publications. If you would like to hire me as a guest contributor for your publication, please get in touch with me here.


Is Israel Taking Advantage of Russia as a Longtime Strategic Partner?

In February, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu met with his Russian counterpart, President Vladimir Putin. In what can only be described as a bravado attempt ...


Donald Trump’s Recognition of the Golan Heights and the United States’ Middle East Foreign Policy: Same Old?

When President Donald Trump suggested in a tweet that, after 52 years, it was time to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, it immediately ...

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The Geopolitical Perspective of the 2019 Israeli General Elections: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

On April 9th, 2019 the Israelis go to the ballots to vote for their next government. Despite polls suggesting a change in the Knesset, there ...


Gaming the Syrian Endgame

Why Assad will and must remain in power, and how Russia, Iran, Israel and the US can bring the civil war to a close For more than ...

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The Rapprochement Between Russia & China Is A Good Thing, Not A Bad Thing

The Guardian newspaper has noted that a rift became apparent at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) when discussing policies regarding the Democratic People’s Republic ...


Russia’s response and the diplomatic opportunity

Following the incident that occurred in Syria on Sept. 17, Russia has decided to send S-300 missile systems to Syria for what the Kremlin is ...

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The Russian plane shoot-down and Russia-Israel relations

For the last three years, Russia-Israel relations have significantly improved due in large part to the two countries’ agreeing to install mechanisms that would avoid ...


Is This ‘New Cold War’ between America and Russia really ‘New’?

According to the mainstream media, the ‘New Cold War’ between America and Russia began in 2014, when Russia accepted the Crimean plebiscite to join Russia. ...


Peace in the Middle East: Russia’s Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

It is often said in the Western mainstream media that Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing a disrupting role around the world, including in the ...


Five Questions that Need to be Addressed about American Foreign Policy

The discussion in the United States since the election of Donald Trump has focused on how Russia interfered, colluded or meddled in the 2016 US ...