foreign affairs

Turkey has become a hostage to Erdogan’s leadership – opinion

Now, with the coronavirus pandemic and the economic crisis, Turkey has itself become a hostage.

Coronavirus crisis opens opportunity for shifting Israeli foreign policy

The coronavirus crisis is a strategic crossroads for renewed solidarity, initiatives and cooperation in the regional and international arena.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Is reducing US foreign aid in the Middle East a wise strategy?

Across the American political spectrum there is a growing chorus for retrenchment in international affairs, especially in the Middle East, claiming the US has intervened in too many conflicts.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in th
Erdogan’s March of Folly

Barbara Tuchman has in ”The March of Folly” dealt with the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests.

Madrid
Spanish politician who called Israel ‘illegal state’ named Deputy PM

The appointment Thursday of Pablo Iglesias Turrión, leader of the far-left Podemos party, follows an election in November.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
12/01/2020
Foreign Ministry shame

Historically, Israel has had well known foreign ministers befitting a country on the world stage. But in the last decade that has been eroded.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis are seen foll
The East Med agreement opens a new chapter of cooperation

Israel, Greece and Cyprus have enjoyed cordial relations for over a decade. This agreement will take their alliance to the next level.

Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz speaks during an interview with Reuters in Athens, Greece, Ja
Israel's foreign policy mustn't be sidelined by energy interests - opinion

Netanyahu's plan to piggy-back foreign policy aims on a Mediterranean regional gas pipeline must be carefully scrutinized, given the instability of the region.

By GABRIEL MITCHELL
02/01/2020
Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney speaks during a news conference in Dublin, Ireland
Law outlawing W. Bank products casts shadow over Irish FM visit

The “Occupied Territories Bill” currently snaking its way through Irish parliament would mean that imposing fines of up to €250,000 or five years in jail could on those selling settlement products.

02/12/2019
Former high State Dept official: There is a Trump Doctrine

According to officials in the Trump Administration, there is in fact a Trump Doctrine, contrary to criticisms that U.S. foreign policy is in disarray

21/11/2019
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