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Smarter Sanctions on Iran

When targeting Iran’s oil sector, policymakers should focus more on revenues than sales. That is, even as they take steps to reduce the volume of Iran’s oil sales, their priority should be ensuring that revenues from those sales are locked up

Media Microscope: A Matter of Priorities

In contrast to the tepid response to Hamas’ war crime, Israel’s killing of a Palestinian medic during the riots saw the ABC spring into action, filing several website and TV reports on the incident

The Last Word: A tale of two cities – and a village

Rawabi is a private development which its planners and investors hope, in the future, will be the residence of choice for Palestinians frustrated with their Authority for trying to stop them aspiring to a decent quality of life.

Palestinians for Normalisation

[These Palestinian voices] are asking Palestinians, Israelis and the rest of the world, to put aside politics and calls of boycotts and focus on how to improve the lives of the Arabs living across the West Bank. 

Deconstruction Zone: Why the US was right to quit the UN “Human Rights” Council

US President Donald Trump has rightly decided to terminate US membership on what US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the “misnamed” UN “Human Rights” Council.

How exposed are Australian businesses in Iran?

In 2016, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif of “our enthusiasm for enhancing our trade and investment ties” with his country. That same year, Trade Minister Steven Ciobo opened an Austrade office in Teheran...

Scribblings: Blockade Mentality

According to reports, the Palestinian Authority (PA) recently threatened to end security cooperation with Israel if the blockade of Gaza is lifted. Read the previous sentence carefully. There is no missing word in it...

Retreat from Oslo

A quarter of a century after the launch of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process at Oslo, a growing number of figures on the Israeli Left are losing faith in its feasibility...

Pushback against Iran takes shape

A Western strategy of rolling back Iranian encroachment throughout the Middle East is taking shape and has potential for success, according to Middle East analyst Jonathan Spyer

Under Pressure

The decision by US President Donald Trump to pull his country out of the Iran nuclear deal in early May has already wreaked widespread economic damage on Iranians.