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The Israeli Periphery

MAURY JOSEPH Wrote: Dec 23, 2012 6:42 AM
George, well thought out but in most scenarios, the Israeli enemies have the same problem because one on one they haven't much chance against the IMF, they too need "patrons".

By Reva Bhalla
Vice President of Global Affairs

The state of Israel has a basic, inescapable geopolitical dilemma: Its national security requirements outstrip its military capabilities, making it dependent on an outside power. Not only must that power have significant military capabilities but it also must have enough common ground with Israel to align its foreign policy toward the Arab world with that of Israel's. These are rather heavy requirements for such a small nation.

Security, in...