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Hamas’ Global footprint

While Hamas is often discussed solely in the context of its rule over the Gaza strip, it retains a wider regional and even global presence.

Hezbollah’s explosive global plans: London explosives cache highlights terror group’s stockpiling...

The UK stockpile of ammonium nitrate only adds meat to the bones of what is already a well-known pattern; namely, that Hezbollah remains a virulently antisemitic transnational terrorist organisation, forever striving to murder Jews across the globe

What are Russia, Iran and Cuba doing in Venezuela?

Amid the continuing political, economic and humanitarian meltdown of Venezuela, an anti-American alliance consisting of Russia, Cuba and Iran is coalescing to counter US economic and diplomatic pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro.

When terrorist groups add cyber-capabilities to their bombs and bullets

If the reports of Hamas targeting vital infrastructure are true, it means Iran has likely sought to pass its formidable knowhow on to the group.

‘Aeroterror’ Reborn

As Venezuela looks to be descending into civil war, halting ‘Aeroterror’ needs to become a major priority for the US and its allies.

Turkey and the Iranian-led “Axis of Resistance”

Even if the US could repair its alliance with Ankara, an AKP-led Turkey can never be a useful tool for containing, much less rolling back, Iranian expansionism.

Australia and the IRGC: is a ban necessary?

In Australia, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is not designated a terrorist entity, but Australians would be wise to avoid having anything to do with the Iranian military, its officers and its business offshoots

Australia Parliamentary Hack: China or Iran?

Given the particulars of this case, it is natural that China should be the country under suspicion – but  it’s a mistake to rule out all speculation about Iranian responsibility based on either capability or intent.

Australian falls victim to Iranian crackdown on foreign dissidents and hostage-taking

Aside from international terrorism, hostage-taking appears to be one of the Islamic Republic’s primary modes of interacting with the civilised world.

ABC gets Lebanon border wall story completely backwards

Turning a story about Israeli defensive measures against organisations sworn to its destruction and a complex issue like Ghajar into a story principally about alleged Israeli aggression and occupation – without speaking to a single Israeli -  is sadly all too typical of much recent Middle Eastern coverage by the ABC.

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