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Iran and the US: an update

isiting AIJAC guest and Iran expert Behnam Ben Taleblu from the Foundation for Defence of Democracies addressed the Sydney Institute to update guests on the relationship between Iran and the United States.

Iran’s dual threat

It’s no secret that the US and Australia retain close ties, share similar security interests and political values, and have even paid the ultimate price for them in places like the Middle East. It is in the Middle East however, that one of the greatest challenges to realising that shared vision is found: Iran.

3 reasons why Iran is a global threat

According to Iran expert and AIJAC guest Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defence of Democracies, it is not just Iran's nuclear ambitions that pose a security threat, but its regional ambitions and desire to protect the Islamic Republic at all costs.

We’re right to protect oil supplies against Iranian attack

Ensuring the free passage of the significant portion of Australia’s oil supply which is shipped through the Persian Gulf’s narrow Strait of Hormuz is obviously in our national interest.

The search for a new IAEA Director General

On Monday July 22, Japanese diplomat Yukiya Amano passed away following an illness. When he died, Amano was in his 10th year as the Director General (DG) of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), an organisation also known as the UN’s nuclear watchdog. 

Backgrounder: The IAEA’s Iran file and the quest for a new...

On Monday July 22, 2019 Japanese diplomat Yukiya Amano passed away following an illness. When he died, Amano was in his 10th year as the Director General (DG) of the International Atomic Energy...

Appeasing Khamenei was the real aim of the JCPOA

The main idea behind the JCPOA was to “normalise” relations with Teheran in order to appease and moderate its supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Media Microscope: Diverse perspectives, all the same

The preponderance of air time given by the ABC to pro-Iran nuclear deal policy talking heads made a mockery of the national broadcaster’s ostensible commitment to offering a “diversity of perspectives”.

Gulf Games

The conflict in the Strait of Hormuz is as much a battle of minds as it is a physical battle between Iran and its proxies on the one hand and the United States, Europe and the oil-rich Arab nations on the other.

World must keep pressure on Iran over nuclear deal

The announcement by Iran's President Hassan Rouhani that Iran is willing to re-enter negotiations over its nuclear program if crippling sanctions are removed is evidence the US-led effort to pressure Iran in renegotiating the deeply flawed 2015 nuclear deal is beginning to bear fruit.

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