The Axis of Proliferation
September 13, 2022 | Oved Lobel
Few assessments of Syria’s would-be nuclear program to date have mentioned the links with Iran or Pakistan or explored their deep relationships with North Korea.
Latest IAEA report on Iran suggests a critically dangerous situation
September 13, 2022 | Ran Porat
On Sept. 7, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) published its periodical report on Iran’s nuclear program.
Australian LaRouchites get aggressive in shilling for the Chinese Communist Party
September 7, 2022 | Judy Maynard
Days before the UN released the latest report to condemn the Chinese Government for its human rights abuses of the Uyghur people, a senior official of a conspiracy-toting, pro-China, Australian political party was accused of harassing and intimidating a prominent local critic of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
UNIFIL must be reformed or replaced
September 2, 2022 | Ran Porat
In its ineptitude, UNIFIL is paradoxically shielding Hezbollah and enables the terrorist organisation to increase its dangerous capabilities in Lebanon away from the world’s attention.
Empowering Russia’s allies is not the answer to the energy crisis
August 31, 2022 | Oved Lobel
What seems like realpolitik is therefore counterproductive. There is simply no way to compartmentalise these countries; the energy networks are too intertwined. Easing pressure on any of them will result in empowering all of them.
Israel is increasingly part of a regional cold war against an Iran-Russia-China axis
August 26, 2022 | Ran Porat
What Russia’s critical attitude toward Israel’s efforts to undermine the PIJ’s capabilities reflects is that the clash in Gaza was not merely a local dispute. Rather, it was another front in the renewed regional, post-cold war conflict between the Western democracies and their allies, and authoritarian regimes affiliated with Russia and China.
Israeli political parties shuffle the deck ahead of election season
August 19, 2022 | Ahron Shapiro
Ahead of Israel’s next national election on November 1, Israeli political parties have been holding primaries to determine their allocation of seats depending on how many votes they receive on Election Day, and discussing or implementing party mergers or splits ahead of the September 15 deadline for submitting lists for the election.
Bolton and Pompeo assassination plot reveals Iran’s malign intentions – and poor capabilities
August 12, 2022 | Oved Lobel
Rather than aiming for sophisticated plots, the exposed plots indicate that the IRGC-QF and MOIS seem to be throwing as many impromptu plots at the wall as they can to see if any stick. While they may eventually succeed by this method, the constant revelations of their failures should be an embarrassment for the Iranian regime.
Iran’s nuclear weapons threats are actually a sign of weakness
August 5, 2022 | Ran Porat
Talks between Iran and the other signatories of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) nuclear deal resumed in Vienna on August 4, in a last-ditch attempt to restore that flawed agreement. Yet in recent weeks, top Iranian officials have been trying to raise the stakes, trumpeting the message that they are just one decision away from possessing nuclear weapons.
Afghanistan and Iran after the assassination of Zawahiri
August 3, 2022 | Oved Lobel
The relationship between Zawahiri’s pre-al-Qaeda Egyptian Islamic Jihad and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), including its Lebanese branch Hezbollah, began as early as 1991, eventually evolving into a deep partnership between al-Qaeda and Tehran.