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New IAEA chief faces major Iran test

An experienced diplomat who served in senior IAEA positions (including as assistant DG), the 58-year-old Grossi will need to urgently address the possible serious implications of a deteriorating relationship between the agency and Teheran across numerous fronts. 

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...

Australia fails to sanction Iran while backing crumbling JCPOA

In December 2018, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that Australia would “keep the option” of additional autonomous sanctions against Iran. But according to the Government, in the 11 months since then, that option has not been considered, much less pursued.

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.

US Iran policy after Bolton

This Update is devoted to analysis of the US Middle East policy in the wake of the firing of US National Security Advisor John Bolton by President Donald Trump on Wednesday - with a special focus on the future on the US policy of "maximum pressure" on Iran to renegotiate the controversial 2015 JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) nuclear deal. 

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. 

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