2016


The W&Y 2017 Forecast

2017 is set to be another bumpy year following on the heels of 12 months which saw the election of Donald Trump, the Brexit vote,…


2016: Dark And Difficult Times

What will 2016 be remembered for… Brexit; Syria; Iraq; Yemen; Trump; ISIS; Refugees; Leicester City winning the Premier league? Whilst Leicester City winning the Premier…


The W&Y 2016 Preview Scorecard

Here’s what we wrote late last year: Today’s comments are in bold. There will be no New Year resolution of the Syrian conflict but 2016…





Trump’s Ambassador To Israel

Perhaps Donald Trump has not fully understood the job title – ‘Ambassador of the United States to Israel’. The key words here are ‘of’ and…


Israel’s Disappearing Act

Friedman’s Weekly is normally focused on urgent events. This week, I was reminded by the appointment of David Friedman (no relation) as ambassador to Israel…


Assassination in Ankara: First Thoughts

Turkey and Russia can get over this but it will take serious, level headed diplomacy. This appears to have already begun.  The scheduled meeting between…