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Dr Jonathan Schanzer to AIJAC Webinar: 2020 – the year of...

In the second of its new Webinar series, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) hosted Dr Jonathan Schanzer, Senior Vice President for Research at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in the USA. Dr Schanzer, who previously worked as a terrorism finance analyst at the US Department of the Treasury and testifies often before Congress, spoke on the topic, “Iranian Imperialism under the cover of COVID-19”.

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.

Behind the News – April 2020

Despite the clear evidence of the deteriorating situation, the Iranian Government apparently underreported the number of local coronavirus cases and allegedly discouraged individuals and institutions from revealing the extent of the disease’s spread in Iran.

Sanctions and coronavirus in Iran

The argument in favour of lifting sanctions rests on a false assumption that the sanctions are preventing Iran from getting material that might alleviate the suffering there.

Australia takes Iran concerns to nuclear watchdog

The Australian Government has made one of its toughest and most comprehensive statements yet on Iran’s illegal nuclear development.

Nuclear watchdog gets serious on Iran

New IAEA reports highlight Iranian refusal to cooperate with inspectors, fast-growing enriched uranium stockpiles

Essay: Victory begins with Defence

"The air defences have racked up some 2,000 interceptions. Imagine what would have happened if those missiles had fallen and each one of them had killed someone. We would have been at war long ago.”

Behind the News – March 2020

In response to US President Donald Trump’s peace plan, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and other Ramallah-based officials called for “days of rage”, hoping for a large surge of demonstrations in the West Bank.

Could the 41st anniversary of the Iranian revolution be the regime’s...

“The truth is… most Iranians aren’t celebrating, and 41 years later, there is little to felicitate. Given the increasing number of protests, it’s safe to say that the majority of Iranians don’t support the current government"

Insights and Admonitions from Ehud Yaari

Israel’s March 2 election, its third in the past 11 months, is likely to lead to another hung parliament, complicating Israel’s security, says Ehud Yaari