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Evolving Iranian and US strategy in Syria

Update from AIJAC   Update 10/18 #01 This Update deals with evolving Iranian strategy in Syria and the wider Middle East - as well as the changing...

Behind the News – October 2018

The value of the Iranian currency, the Rial, continues to plummet. Since the gradual resumption of US sanctions, following Washington’s decision to abandon the nuclear deal with Iran (JCPOA), the Rial has lost about two-thirds of its value.

Israel, Russia and Iran in Syria

This Update deals with the aftermath of the incident on Tuesday, whereby the Syrian regime accidentally shot down a Russian military reconnaissance plane following an Israeli air raid on an Iranian arms facility in northern Syria. It also looks at the the larger strategic context for these events in Syria, especially the ongoing Israeli-Iranian conflict there.

From Adversaries to Friends

A number of Gulf states are becoming increasingly frustrated by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ refusal to negotiate with Israel according to former Israeli Ambassador...

A Syria-Gaza Link?

As factions in Gaza fired rockets at Israel, an offensive by the alliance backing the Assad regime was underway in southern Syria, likely to reach the Golan border soon.

Behind the News – August 2018

Over the last three months, the total number of fires in Israel caused by incendiary devices tied to balloons, kites, condoms and even inflatable pool toys launched from Gaza totalled more than 1,000.

Syrian regime retakes Israel’s Golan border

Update from AIJAC Update 08/18 #02   Last week, Syrian regime forces retook full control of Syria's Golan Heights border with Israel, after that border was largely...

Aiding The Enemy 

On July 22, the IDF beamed images around the world of more than 400 Syrian men, women and children – all affiliated with the White Helmets humanitarian group – travelling by bus through Israeli territory and out of danger to Jordan

Bordering on disaster?

It seems that Israel opted to agree to imperfect understandings with Russia – which were probably subsequently enshrined in the US-Russia summit – regarding the Syrian regime’s return to the south

Russia, Israel and the Trump-Putin Summit

The meeting in Helsinki between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin has been surrounded by controversy...  However, the two leaders were also apparently able to discuss some mutual interests, including a common concern for the security of Israel

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