TLR 197 – Where? Whence? Whither?

11th June 2020 After discussing the question of “Where are we now?” in the previous newsletter, this issue moves on to the second question, namely “Whence?” or, more colloquially, “How did we get here?” The question has many facets, which this newspaper defines as B] Domestic Politics, where it translates into “how did we arrive at such a weird coalition […]

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TLR 196 – Where? Whence? Whither?

28th  May 2020 This issue is tasked with picking up many threads after long disruption. Although we have been in contact via various virtual channels and will continue to be, only now has it become possible to write a coherent analysis addressing the three cardinal questions raised in the headline: Where are we now? This question relates to every sphere […]

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TLR 195 – Beyond Containment, Toward Denouement

January 12, 2020
This issue is probably the longest I’ve ever written. Its sole focus is regional geo-politics, covering the developments in recent days as well as those of recent months, and also those I expect to take place in the coming months. Yet, despite its length, there is no coverage of Syria – with all due disrespect to Assad, Putin, Trump and Erdogan and due sympathy for the Kurds, this is an Israel-centred newsletter and there have been no important developments in Syria that impact directly on Israel. The same holds true for Libya, where important things are happening, but Israel is only very tangentially involved. Had there been nothing else to discuss, maybe I would have related to the Turkish operations in Syria, and in Libya, and much else – but that is hardly the case…

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