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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


January 28, 2019 8:48 am
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Don’t Be Fooled: Russia’s Alliance With Iran Goes Well Beyond Syria

Iran and Russia have long been wary of one another’s geo-political ambitions. Numerous wars in the 19th century over domination in the South Caucasus, and...

January 14, 2019 9:34 am
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Russia After the Ukraine Crisis: European, Asian, or Eurasian?

As competition grows more intense between the US and China, Moscow must assess which side will do more to help it solve its problems across...

December 2, 2018 8:43 am
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At the Centenary of the End of World War I, Is the World Safer?

It all began on June 28, 1914 in Sarajevo, then the center of Bosnia, a province annexed by Austria-Hungary in 1908. On that day, Gavrilo...

November 12, 2018 11:02 am
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Russia Will Only Respond to Military Pressure, Not Economic Measures

The question of how Russia will evolve over the next few decades is one of the most perplexing and perhaps the most central question in modern...

October 23, 2018 8:27 am
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The Russian Perspective on the Downing of Its Plane Over Syria

The Russian press and overall public opinion in Russia has been exceptionally negative towards Israel over the past few weeks, following the downing of a...

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...

Culture

Israeli Director Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ Wins Berlinale

Nadav Lapid's "Synonyms," an anarchic story about an Israeli who tries to suppress his...

Why Matthew Broderick Wanted to Star in a Buddy Film About Jewish Mourning

Matthew Broderick’s comedic talent on screen is unquestionable. But starring in a film...

Features

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...

World

Columbia Grad Union Reps to Call for BDS in Negotiations With Administratio...

As Columbia University prepares to negotiate with its graduate student union on Monday, members of the union's bargaining committee are...

Israel

Gantz Unveils Party List, Lapid Says Unity Deal Still ‘on the Table’

Former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz unveiled on Tuesday the Knesset candidates list of his new party Israel Resilience for the upcoming elections, while Gantz's rival and possible ally...

Middle East

Sources: Despite Sanctions, Iran’s Oil Exports Rise in Early 2019

Iran's exports of crude oil were higher than expected in January and are at least holding steady this month, according to tanker data and industry sources, as some customers have...

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