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Newsletter January 2017

Russian President Vladimir Putin and President of Iran Hassan Rouhani put the seal on the Moscow-Tehran alliance at a meeting in the Iranian capital; Credit: President of Russia website.

Credit: President of Russia website.

Russia, Iran and the New Mideast Order
Prof. Eyal Zisser

The Arab Spring opened the gate for Russia’s return to the region as a major player… Read more

 

Samantha Power, US Permanent Representative to the UN, addresses the Security Council after abstaining on Resolution 2334, December 23; Credit: Manuel Elias / UN photo.

Credit: Manuel Elias / UN photo.

Resolution 2334 and Beyond
Prof. Eytan Gilboa

The Israeli response to the Security Council vote must be wise, measured and moderate… Read more

Forging an alliance: Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Kazakh Prime Minister Sergei Tereschenko review an honor guard in Jerusalem in 1992; Credit: Yaakov Saar / National Photo Collection.

Credit: Yaakov Saar / National Photo Collection.

Caspian Comrades
Samuel Ramani

Jerusalem’s alliances with Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan are likely to continue to strengthen … Read more

 

Only 27% of the public expressed trust in the Knesset: Here a mother brings her children while she votes in a general election; Credit: National Photo Collection.

Credit: National Photo Collection.

How Is Israeli Democracy Doing?
Well, It Depends…
Prof. Tamar Hermann

The democratic leg of the State of Israel is apparently much shorter than the Jewish one… Read more

 

 

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