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Mar 2, 2017, 5:40 PM
Purim, Tu Bishvat, and Israeli Economics
As in most religions, there is a tradition in Judaism to relate contemporary events to scriptural tales and holidays. In the story of Chanukkah, two miracles are celebrated: the Jewish Maccabbees winning over the Syrian Greeks in spite of the Jews...
Nov 2, 2015, 5:48 PM
Europe and Arabia: A Geopolitical Perspective
As different as the Quran is from the New Testament, or the Constitution of France is from the Constitution of Saudi Arabia (which is, in fact, the Quran), these differences may be far less important than those which seperate...
Aug 5, 2015, 1:32 AM
Why Israel Won’t Let the West Bank Go
Most of Israel’s critics argue that any Israeli claim to the moral high ground is compromised by the fact that the Israeli military has been dominating the West Bank since 1967, thereby denying the Palestinians the ability to ever...
Jul 21, 2015, 4:03 AM
Why Iraq Is Still So Important
So, why did the United States decide to invade Iraq in 2003? There may have been some sinister or stupid reasons for the war, as an overwhelming majority of Americans believe there were, but there were also strategic motivations...
Jul 17, 2015, 1:28 AM
Iran’s Weakening Position
There is a fear that, with the signing of the nuclear deal two days ago, the United States may soon become allies with Iran. While this is not an irrational fear, it is important to remember that such an...
Jul 14, 2015, 6:31 PM
10 Geopolitical Consequences of US-Iranian Reengagement
1. Iraq Iran is the key to stabilizing Iraq. The Iranians have close religious and political ties with Iraqi Shiites, who make up a majority of the overall Iraqi population and control most of Iraq’s oil wealth. Iran also has...
Joseph studied economics at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and currently works as a financial journalist in Toronto, Ontario.