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Behind the News – July 2020

On June 11, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order authorising the blocking of assets and imposition of travel restrictions against employees of the International Criminal Court (ICC) involved in investigations into alleged US war crimes in Afghanistan

Deconstruction Zone: Why history still matters

Fifty-three years ago on June 5, the Six-Day War broke out. While some wars fade into obscurity, this one remains as relevant today as it was in 1967. 

COVID-19 and the Ghost Caliphate

And with all three of these administrations preoccupied with the current pandemic, Islamic State is raising its head. A sharp uptick in ISIS activity has taken place across this space over the last few weeks. 

Dr Jonathan Schanzer to AIJAC Webinar: 2020 – the year of...

In the second of its new Webinar series, AIJAC hosted Dr Jonathan Schanzer, Senior Vice President for Research at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies in the USA. Dr Schanzer, who previously worked as a terrorism finance analyst at the US Department of the Treasury, spoke on the topic, “Iranian Imperialism under the cover of COVID-19”.

When is a ban not a ban?

It is time Australia listed Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation in the interests of national security and to ensure consistency with our closest allies.

Insights and Admonitions from Ehud Yaari

Israel’s March 2 election, its third in the past 11 months, is likely to lead to another hung parliament, complicating Israel’s security, says Ehud Yaari

Essay: Legal Heights

On March 25, 2019, the USA formally recognised Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Was this action sound under international law and, if so, should other countries do likewise? 

Behind the News – December 2019

Israel responded to the attack on Nov. 20, striking dozens of targets in Syria belonging to Iran’s Quds Force and the Syrian Assad regime.

ISIS after Baghdadi

The so-called caliphate has fallen, the leader is dead. But has the threat from ISIS dissipated? In some ways, according to Professor Boaz Ganor, one of the world’s foremost counter-terrorism experts, ISIS is actually more dangerous than ever.

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.

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