Meir Javedanfar http://middleeastanalyst.com Analysis of the Middle East with special focus on Iran Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:24:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.3 My thoughts on the recent demonstrations in #Iran and more http://middleeastanalyst.com/2018/01/11/my-thoughts-on-the-recent-demonstrations-in-iran-and-more/ Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:24:54 +0000 http://middleeastanalyst.com/?p=627 My thoughts on the recent demonstrations in Iran, and possible consequences of Trump reimposing nuclear sanctions.
https://forward.com/opinion/world/391880/american-sanctions-only-give-iran-an-excuse

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Could Israel and Iran Trip Into War? http://middleeastanalyst.com/2017/09/27/could-israel-and-iran-trip-into-war/ Wed, 27 Sep 2017 17:32:39 +0000 http://middleeastanalyst.com/?p=623 My latest article looks at the scenario of direct war between Iran and Israel, which in my opinion is now likelier than the period leading up to the Iran nuclear deal.

https://magazine.zenith.me/en/node/1374

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Future Challenges Faced by #Iran http://middleeastanalyst.com/2017/03/30/future-challenges-faced-by-iran/ Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:10:11 +0000 http://middleeastanalyst.com/?p=620 With the Iranian elections coming up, a friend recently asked me: what are the most serious threats which Iran is likely to face in the future?

Its a question which I have been wondering about for a while. So I decided to put my thought into words for the Global Policy Journal.

Hope its of interest.

http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/03/2017/future-challenges-faced-iran

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A unique conference on #Iran and #Israel- This Monday http://middleeastanalyst.com/2016/04/07/a-unique-conference-on-iran-and-israel-this-monday/ Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:13:57 +0000 http://middleeastanalyst.com/?p=617 This Monday 11th of April The Meir Ezri Center at Haifa University will be hosting a conference entitled “Iran and Israel” past and present.

The conference will address and analyze shared and diverged interests between the two countries from the 1950s until today. Hope you can join us.

Details can be found below

http://gulfc.haifa.ac.il/index.php/events/conferences-workshops-and-seminars/conferences-workshops-and-seminars/427-the-8th-annual-persian-gulf-studies-conference-in-israel

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Why Iran’s Khamenei resorts to Holocaust denial http://middleeastanalyst.com/2016/01/29/why-irans-khamenei-resorts-to-holocaust-denial/ Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:56:23 +0000 http://middleeastanalyst.com/?p=614 On the International Day of Holocaust, Iran’s supreme leader released a video questioning the Holocaust.

What is the domestic reason behind such a move?

My latest article explains:

http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/why-irans-khamenei-resorts-holocaust-denial-2079267545

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No, America’s Iran Policy Isn’t Beholden to Israel http://middleeastanalyst.com/2015/12/16/no-americas-iran-policy-isnt-beholden-to-israel/ Wed, 16 Dec 2015 14:22:32 +0000 http://middleeastanalyst.com/?p=610 Trita Parsi, the president of the National Iranian American Council argued in a recent piece that America needs to “De-Israelize” its Iran policy.

My recent piece for The National Interest is a rebuttal of some of the main arguments made in that article.

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/no-americas-iran-policy-isnt-beholden-israel-14631

 

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Nuclear deal could ultimately weaken #Iran moderates http://middleeastanalyst.com/2015/08/03/nuclear-deal-could-ultimately-weaken-iran-moderates/ Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:54:58 +0000 http://middleeastanalyst.com/?p=606 My latest article argues that instead of strengthening Iranian president Hassan Rouhani in the long term, the nuclear deal could actually weaken him.

To read click below:

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/192494/nuclear-deal-hassan-rouhani

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My thoughts on the recent Iran deal http://middleeastanalyst.com/2015/07/16/my-thoughts-on-the-recent-iran-deal/ Thu, 16 Jul 2015 11:48:02 +0000 http://middleeastanalyst.com/?p=603 Is the recent deal with Iran a “historic mistake for Israel”, or is there room for optimism?

I am more optimistic than others, although the deal does contain some areas of concern. I absolutely understand why some of my Israeli compatriots are suspicious of the Iranian regime.

My thoughts:

http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2015/7/israel-needs-to-be-realistic-about-the-iran-deal.html

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The Promise of Nuclear Deal With Iran — for Israel http://middleeastanalyst.com/2015/04/10/the-promise-of-nuclear-deal-with-iran-for-israel/ Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:58:44 +0000 http://middleeastanalyst.com/?p=600 My two cents on the recent draft nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1.

Could it contribute to Israel’s security, or is it a “threat to our survival” as Prime Minister Netanyahu stated.

Read more: http://forward.com/articles/218388/the-promise-of-nuclear-deal-with-iran-for-israel/

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Meir Javedanfar – upcoming North America lecture tour http://middleeastanalyst.com/2015/02/01/meir-javedanfar-upcoming-north-america-lecture-tour/ Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:32:56 +0000 http://middleeastanalyst.com/?p=594 Every two years, I spend two weeks touring Canada and the US as part of a speaking tour.

This year I will be available for lectures in North America during the following two weeks:

  • The Week beginning 20th of April and
  • The Week beginning 27th of April.

Lecture topics will include:

– Iran’s nuclear program: towards a solution or a crisis?

– Iran and Hezbollah in Syria: is another war between Israel and Hezbollah inevitable?

– What is life in Iran like for the average Iranian citizen? What are the socio-economic challenges which the people of Iran face?

– How is Iran viewed by Israeli society ?

Please let me know if you know of Universities / Synagogues / Think Tanks / Communal organizations who may be interested in a lecture regarding the aforementioned topics, or other Iran – Israel related topics which maybe of interest.

My biography can be found here.

My personal email is: Meir.Javedanfar@gmail.com

 

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