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Jonathan Schanzer: Why 2020 is the year of the Iranian precision-guided...

Foundation for Defense of Democracies'  expert Jonathan Schanzer explains why 2020 is the year of the Iranian precision-guided missile, and why Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia are so concerned about this development.

Editorial: The world beyond the pandemic

COVID-19 appears to have temporarily lowered the level of friction in some conflict zones. Yet it certainly hasn’t had any significant effect on the underlying hostility driving those who seek to destroy Israel or harm the interests of Western countries such as Australia and its allies.

The killing of arch-terrorist Soleimani changes the regional rules of the...

An edited version of this article appeared in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald on January 10, 2020. The US drone attack that killed Iranian...

New IAEA report suggests Iran is growing closer to nuclear weapons...

Two conclusions emanate from the latest report into Iran issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Nov. 11. The first is that Iran...

Why Iran’s decision to resume enriching uranium at Fordow is a...

Summary Iran has announced a new round of nuclear measures which breach the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear agreement reached in 2015...

Iran lays claim to the Persian Gulf

This Update is focussed on the Iranian approach to the "tanker war" in the Persian Gulf - and to the seldom understood reality that Iran is not merely seizing and attacking tankers in response to the pressure it is under, but is actually asserting a direct claim to control and ownership of the economically vital Strait of Hormuz and wider Persian Gulf. 

Audio: Is global condemnation enough to stop Iran?

On Thursday July 11, ABC Radio National host Tom Switzer discussed the Iranian nuclear issue with Cliff May of the Foundation for Defence of Democracies and Amin Saikal of the ANU

Biblio File: Pyongyang’s Proliferation Inc.

North Korea is the world’s go-to proliferator of sophisticated and unconventional weapons and technology to some of the worst actors on earth.

Europa Europa: The Fall of Liberalism?

The liberal world order established after World War II may be coming to an end, challenged by populist forces without and within...

The False Prophets of the JCPOA

It seems like a good time to revisit some of the warnings issued by supporters of the JCPOA when criticising the US withdrawal from the deal in May 2018... their prophecies of doom were mistaken

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