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Emil Avdaliani teaches history and international relations at Tbilisi State University and Ilia State University. He has worked for various international consulting companies and currently publishes articles focused on military and political developments across the former Soviet sphere.

ARTICLES BY: Emil Avdaliani


July 25, 2018 12:30 pm
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Keeping Russia, China, and Iran at Bay

The dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the US as the sole indisputable world power, with almost unlimited resources. However, over the past...

July 8, 2018 11:22 am
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Will Russia Try to Capitalize on US-China Tensions?

China and the US have different geopolitical imperatives, so tensions are bound to increase between the two powers. Russia’s position in the nascent confrontation will...

June 25, 2018 1:10 pm
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Russia in Syria: Caught Between Iran and Israel

Intermittent Israeli strikes against Iranian positions in Syria have alarmed Russia, which is trying to solidify its military gains there. Active Israeli interference could bring...

May 14, 2018 9:26 am
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Russia vs. Europe: Could Putin Be in Trouble?

The confrontation between Russia and the West over the course of the past several years has reached its most tense point since the collapse of...

April 17, 2018 9:19 am
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Despite His Election ‘Victory,’ Putin’s Problems Will Grow

On March 18, Russia elected Vladimir Putin for a fourth presidential term, making his rule the longest since Joseph Stalin’s. But this next term will...

March 26, 2018 10:00 am
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The Nascent Russia-Lebanon Alliance and Israel

The Russian entrance into the Syrian battlefield in 2015 propped up the Assad regime. And Moscow has continued to build up its military presence in...

March 12, 2018 12:49 pm
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Trump’s Foreign Policy: The Return of Geopolitics

On December 18, 2017, the US government unveiled the country’s new National Security Strategy. The document states unequivocally that “after being dismissed as a phenomenon...

March 4, 2018 8:00 pm
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The Myth of Russian Weakness

In discussions of international affairs, it has become commonplace for Western observers to view Russia as a declining power, destined to succumb to a string...

February 19, 2018 9:20 am
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Are Russia and Israel on a Collision Course Over Syria?

Russian politicians have been surprisingly mute on the Israeli airstrikes in Syria that took place on February 11. Nothing notable has been said beyond an...

February 6, 2018 1:32 pm
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Russia’s Eurasian Disunion Stalls Out Due to Fears of Moscow’s Influence

The Eurasian Union was created in early 2015, but the idea was hardly new. Since its inception as a veritable regional power in the 16th-century...

January 18, 2018 4:57 pm
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The Dangers of the Russian-Iranian Alliance

Iran was a regional power for centuries. Powerful Iranian dynasties, such as the Achaemenids and the Sasanians in the ancient period -- and the Safavids...

December 29, 2017 9:57 am
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US-Russia Relations Plunge Still Further

Relations between Moscow and Washington are at their lowest point since the end of the Cold War. This state of affairs was vividly reflected at...

December 20, 2017 1:47 pm
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Iran and the New Land Corridor

In the early 620s CE -- just before the Arab/Muslim invasions of the Middle East -- the Sasanian Shah, Khosrow II, besieged Constantinople, the capital of Byzantium, with his...

November 8, 2017 4:03 pm
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Why Russia Won’t Leave Syria

Following the recent successes of the Russian military forces in Syria, there are renewed indications that Moscow is seeking some kind of exit strategy. Already...

Culture

American Actress Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Jewish Prayer Book Up for Auction

JNS.org - A Jewish prayer book that belonged to American actress Marilyn Monroe has...

‘Observance’: A Touching, Relevant Play About Modern Judaism

Tracey Goldblum wants her daughter to stop smoking marijuana, practice safe sex, and avoid punching men in the face. Her...

Features

The Man Who Chose Israel

I am the CEO of the Israel Scholarship Education Foundation. This organization, founded in 1977, helps young people in Israel’s...

Report: Hezbollah Hacked Into Mobile Devices Worldwide

Hezbollah hackers used "catfishing" techniques on social media to infiltrate mobile devices worldwide, according to a release from the Czech...

UCI Preparing to Refer Anti-Israel Disrupters to Prosecution

Campus police at University of California, Irvine will in the near future refer anti-Israel disruptors of a May 3, 2018...

World

Two Academic Groups Urge University of Michigan to Reconsider Sanctions Aga...

Two leading academic groups called on the University of Michigan to withhold from sanctioning instructors who refused to write letters of...

Israel

Israel Puts West Bank Bedouin Village Eviction on Hold for Several Weeks

Israel said on Sunday it would put on hold for "a number of weeks" its threatened razing of a Bedouin village in the West Bank amid international calls to drop the...

Middle East

Iran Names New Economy Minister in Reshuffle as US Sanctions Bite

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed academic Farhad Dejpasand as the new economy and finance minister in a cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, state television reported, as the country faces mounting US...

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