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Iranian strategy and the current crisis

After a year in which Iran opted for “strategic patience,” in the hope that European nations would compensate for American sanctions and that US President Donald Trump would stand little chance of re-election in 2020, the US Administration has succeeded in ramping up the sanctions and applying pressure beyond Teheran’s expectations

As Iran threatens to violate JCPOA, a new report by Harvard...

  This week, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that Iran would begin openly breaching its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear...

Michael Doran on Iran

What steps does the global community need to take to halt Iran’s regional and global ambitions? AIJAC guest Dr Michael Doran of the Hudson Institute answers.

Intelligence and the JCPOA

This Update is devoted to more discussions of the state of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal with Iran, in the wake of testimony last week by US intelligence chiefs, disputed by US President Donald Trump, that Iran is complying with the JCPOA and not actively constructing a nuclear weapon.

The JCPOA, three years on

Three years after “implementation day” for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal with Iran in mid-January 2016, the question “how has the deal held up” is highly warranted.

Three years of the JCPOA nuclear deal

Mid-January marks three years since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal, negotiated between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1), came into force.

Inspection and Misdirection

The IAEA report is an almost word-for-word copy of last year’s quarterly reports on nuclear verification and monitoring in Iran. It takes no account whatsoever of the revelations earlier this year by Israeli intelligence...

Morrison rightly challenges foreign policy inertia on Jerusalem, Iran

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s speech at the Sydney Institute last Saturday has been met with criticism for reviewing and adjusting long-standing foreign policies, as though inertia were a virtue in itself. Good policymaking demands periodic review and adjustments to reflect changing realities.

AIJAC welcomes Government’s acknowledgement of the reality that Jerusalem is Israel’s...

The announcement that Australia would recognise west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, while acknowledging east Jerusalem could be the capital of a future Palestinian state, shows a real commitment to progressing a two-state peace.

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.