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New man in Tehran aims for supreme power
Originally published in The Australian.
How Gaza occupies Indonesia’s identity wars
How Gaza occupies Indonesia’s identity wars
Indonesia’s public debate over the issue of Palestinian rights was reawakened by the latest violence, which claimed at least 243 lives in Gaza and 12 in Israel before an eventual…
The challenge to the Abraham Accords
The challenge to the Abraham Accords
For countries party to the so-called Abraham Accords – the series of diplomatic agreements that normalised relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan…
Iran-US-Israel: Boxing out of the shadows
Iran-US-Israel: Boxing out of the shadows
Just as the negotiations between Tehran and Washington appear to be making some, albeit slow, progress over the United State rejoining the nuclear deal known as the Joint…
An oil spill nobody owns
An oil spill nobody owns
What does the continuing, low-intensity conflict between Israel and Iran have to do with the mysterious oil spill that has washed ashore along the coast of Israel and southern…
The fallout of assassinating Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
The fallout of assassinating Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
Political assassinations require considerable preparation and planning. It is almost certain the killing last week of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of the Iranian nuclear program, was…
The other Arab diplomatic talks with Israel
The other Arab diplomatic talks with Israel
Much publicity has been given to the news about Israel’s normalisation of relations with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and now what appears to be Sudan. But another set of…
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Increasingly deadly and destabilising  
The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Increasingly deadly and destabilising  
The re-emergence of conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in September 2020 over the contested region of Nagorno-Karabakh has taken a much more deadly and destabilising turn…
Why is the “Arab street” so silent on the Israel-UAE deal?
Why is the “Arab street” so silent on the Israel-UAE deal?
The Abraham Accord, the deal announced this month that laid the groundwork for normalisation of relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, was hailed as a historic…
Hidden seams in the UAE-Israel deal
Hidden seams in the UAE-Israel deal
The main questions about the normalisation agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced a week ago are why did it happen and what will it change? It’s pretty…