Post Tagged with: "Israel"

Globalizing Walls

Globalizing Walls

The walls in news stories are metaphors of community and division. They mix geography and history. They carry material and mythical meanings for the societies on either side, and for emerging global culture.

Is Israel Becoming an International Pariah?

Is Israel Becoming an International Pariah?

It is about time for another narrative which does not play up the fears of people, but which promotes their hopes. In a climate of hope, there is no place for pariahs, boycotts and old hatreds.

Review – The Politics of the Palestinian Authority

Review – The Politics of the Palestinian Authority

Nigel Parsons’ book is a must-read for all of those interested in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and for scholars researching conflict-affected areas, processes of transition & national movements.

Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Legal under International Law?

Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories: Legal under International Law?

International law could serve as a framework to clarify some of the disputed issues in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Under this framework Israel cannot claim to have a valid title to the Occupied Palestinian Territories – neither historically, nor based on the Palestine Mandate.

The Eight-Day War

The Eight-Day War

The one problem that prevents an end to the Israel-Palestine issue is the willingness of leaders to take the chance of compromise to get something which is better than nothing.

Israel-Iran Nuclear Crisis: A Diplomatic Opportunity

Israel-Iran Nuclear Crisis: A Diplomatic Opportunity

A nuclear-armed Iran could create a military catastrophe for the region, potentially demanding a militarized response from neighbors. However, it is not without opportunity for resolution.

Has Operation Pillar of Defense Enhanced Israel’s Deterrence?

Has Operation Pillar of Defense Enhanced Israel’s Deterrence?

Operation Pillar of Defense has demonstrated Israel’s growing military capabilities, enhancing its deterrence against Hamas. Yet, this situation may not last for long.

Wanted: A Coherent Canadian Foreign Policy

Wanted: A Coherent Canadian Foreign Policy

Between 2006 and 2011, Stephen Harper’s “Restrained Pragmatism” was a shift towards a realist foreign policy strategy, but now he appears lost and this poses risks for Canada in the international state system.

Beyond the Wall: Writing Conflict and History in Jerusalem

Beyond the Wall: Writing Conflict and History in Jerusalem

Due to the conflict surrounding the city, Jerusalem has understandably become a prime object of inquiry, offering a rich arena of analysis for scholars across the social sciences.

Is Israel’s Deterrence vis-à-vis Hizbollah Diminishing?

Is Israel’s Deterrence vis-à-vis Hizbollah Diminishing?

The launch of missiles and public provocation against Israel give Hizbollah, Iran and Syria much prestige without risking any significant retaliation due to the current election season.

Israel’s Bomb: Or, Finance as the Undoing of Foreign Policy

Israel’s Bomb: Or, Finance as the Undoing of Foreign Policy

Countries’ sovereign wealth funds often invest in companies that run counter to their foreign policy. We may never definitively know who is financing the Israeli bomb.

An Attack on Iran: Four ‘No Ways’ and One ‘Maybe’

An Attack on Iran: Four ‘No Ways’ and One ‘Maybe’

The US is broke, the military is focused on new horizons, and international condemnation on an Israeli preventive action will be overwhelming for the US. Hence, short of an Iranian act of aggression, war is unlikely.

Review – Border Walls

Review – Border Walls

With imagination and erudition, Jones investigates the fundamental tensions between democratic ideals and the brute realities of the enforcement of state power on the ground.

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