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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...

Iran’s Iraq plans revealed

US policy has been a mix of guns and butter in Iraq since 2003: offering military training and arms and trying to butter up some officials that Washington thought would be its champions in Baghdad. But at every turn an Iranian octopus was lurking, outplaying the ham-fisted American attempts to exert influence

Is Iran losing the Middle East?

Could uprisings in Iraq and Lebanon, coupled with US sanctions, permanently impair Iran’s influence in the region?

The Killing of Baghdadi/ Lebanon in Chaos

This Update deals with both the killing of Islamic State head Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by US special forces last weekend and the ongoing mass demonstrations in Lebanon, which led to the resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Tuesday. 

Attack on Saudi oil facility shows Trump was right to pull...

The attack, which knocked out more than half of the Saudi oil output, may force the U.S. to tap into its own oil reserves to keep the markets well supplied.

Behind the News – September 2019

  Rocket and terror report The informal ceasefire understanding reached between Israel and Hamas under Egyptian auspices in May largely continues to hold, though with signs...

Factsheet: Alleged Israeli attacks on Iranian-linked targets over recent days

Over the last few days, there have been four attacks against sites in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq which have been attributed to Israeli forces.

Iran targets Israel from Iraq

In a speech delivered on May 9, Sheikh Akram al-Kaabi, Secretary General of the Hezbollah Nujaba movement in Iraq, delivered a series of threats against Israel.

AIJAC congratulates Nadia Murad, winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize

AIJAC congratulates Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad, a co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, for her work “to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.” 

Behind the News – October 2018

The value of the Iranian currency, the Rial, continues to plummet. Since the gradual resumption of US sanctions, following Washington’s decision to abandon the nuclear deal with Iran (JCPOA), the Rial has lost about two-thirds of its value.

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