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A distinctive Islamic voice against extremism 

Indonesia can use Islam as a source of diplomatic “soft power” diplomacy by promoting moderate, tolerant, humanitarian Islam.

Jerusalem faces Russia’s growing Mideast dominance

US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of nearly all US troops from northern Syria has cemented Russia’s status as the predominant global military power actively engaged in the Middle East.

Is an Israel-Iran war inevitable?

This Update asks the question, is a major military conflict between Israel and Iran its proxies inevitable in the next few years? Increasing numbers of knowledgable Israeli security analysts are arguing that it is, and this Update explores why. 

Israeli deterrence more crucial than ever

US President Donald Trump’s latest Mideast decisions cast Israeli airstrikes in Syria and (reportedly) Iraq in a different light... It now turns out they were also sending an important deterrent message: If Teheran attacks Israel, Jerusalem will have no qualms about striking back.

Iran strategy must be a “long game”

On his speaking tour, Ben Taleblu elaborated on why he believes the Trump Administration was right to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and that the US approach of adopting crushing unilateral sanctions on Iran, known as “maximum pressure”, was achieving results.

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.

Essay: Bridging the Gulf

States that once were viewed as existential enemies are now potential partners for peace. As one of the most critical economic and geopolitical locations in the world, the Gulf States have stepped up to play a pivotal role in combatting Iranian hostility. 

James Kirchick discusses Trump, the Middle East and more – Sky...

James Kirchick of the Brookings Institution discusses Trump, Israeli-Palestinian issues, Jeremy Corbyn and other topics on Sky News "Outsiders"

James Kirchick on whether Trump has been good for Israel or...

AIJAC guest James Kirchick, Fellow at the Brookings Institution, explores whether President Trump has been supportive of Israel or clumsy and ill-advised in his approach to the Middle East.

Deconstruction Zone: The Pogroms of the Middle East

A look at developments in the Middle East over the past decades gives the clear impression that the region is becoming “cleansed” of minorities, especially the Christians who have inhabited it for millennia. The process is reminiscent of what happened to the Jews of the Arab countries...

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