Category Archives: Foreign Policy & Intl relations

Few notes for my Jewish friends, perplexed by Trump

People ask themselves: what has really happened? What will happen to us since Trump elected? I believe nothing REALLY bad hasn’t happened, since the end of the primaries. Obama’s landmarks. No any doubt both candidates were better than person who … Continue reading

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Revisiting US military Aid for Israel: new voices of concern

More and more people publicly share their concern about incentives caused by US military aid for Israel. The problem we had discussed since 2011 (Yanovskiy Moshe, US Aid for Israel – A Historical Overview (version on March 3, 2014). Ex-ambassador Yoram Ettinger … Continue reading

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Notes on New and Old Military Justice, Army’s ethics & Morale

Modern military Justice punishes officers and soldiers of democratic nations’ armies for their military success. “Excessive use of force” and similar artificial judicial constructions undermine incentives of army officers, making the military machine virtually inoperative. Artificially abridged Army capability prevents … Continue reading

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Why modern armies of Democratic countries fail to win a war?

How safe is it, to Confuse Defense with Care? available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2236354 The correlation of state spending on pure and mixed public goods reflects the making of fundamental choices about state functions.  The statistics data and the cases are composing the picture … Continue reading

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Elections as a choice between terrorists’ gangs

Could be Democracy a “quality good” (in economic sense) for somebody, in the violent conflict zone? Sure, and here is some evidences from Arabian Autonomy (Israel) and Chechen Republic (Russia): http://ssrn.com/abstract=2458837 (: Democracy: a Conflict Extinguisher or a Fuel for Terror?). The … Continue reading

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US Aid for Israel special interest groups: Updated version at SSRN

New, updated version of the paper, presented firstly at this very web-site, now uploaded and downloadable (free) at SSRN. Historical data on US aid to Israel illustrates incentives of political leaders and special interests, first and foremost in Israel. As … Continue reading

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Cancellation of US Aid is good for Israel

Cancelling US Aid to the Middle East: Israel as the Main Beneficiary We, the undersigned Jews from Israel, welcome the motion to discontinue US aid to the Middle East. We are convinced that Israel stands to benefit the most from … Continue reading

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