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Israel’s Reluctant Friend [Azerbaijan] by Kevjn Lim

Israel’s Reluctant Friend [Azerbaijan] by Kevjn Lim | Martin Kramer on the Middle East | Scoop.it

Talk of allowing its airstrips to be used in a military strike against Iran thrust Azerbaijan into the spotlight. It doesn’t want to be there.

 

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Perry-tales in 'Foreign Policy' by Ehud Yaari

Perry-tales in 'Foreign Policy' by Ehud Yaari | Martin Kramer on the Middle East | Scoop.it

The fact that Azerbaijan maintains close relations with Israel — including big arms and oil deals — does not justify flights of fantasy. Serious debate requires down-to-earth discussion based on facts and then a grain of common sense. The discourse about the way to tackle Iran’s nuclear challenge is far too fateful to allow it to be hijacked by the likes of “author and historian” Mark Perry.

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Who Leaked Israeli Iran Plan? by Lee Smith

Who Leaked Israeli Iran Plan? by Lee Smith | Martin Kramer on the Middle East | Scoop.it

Is the United States leaking information in order to discourage an Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities? That’s what some experts are saying in the wake of a controversial piece published last week in Foreign Policy magazine, which reported that Israel may be intending to use Azerbaijan as a base of operations in the event of an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities.

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Israel and Azerbaijan: The Odd Couple by Walter Russell Mead

Israel and Azerbaijan: The Odd Couple by Walter Russell Mead | Martin Kramer on the Middle East | Scoop.it

As tensions mount over the possibility of Iran imminently acquiring a nuclear capability, Israel needs all the allies it can get. Including, it seems, Azerbaijan.

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