In this article for the Jerusalem Post, Open Briefing Middle East analyst Kevjn Lim proposes a controversial three-part strategy to strengthen Israel's 'Iron Wall' by bringing a nuclear-threshold Iran under firm international constraints, restoring Israel’s conventional deterrence, and closing the gap with Israel’s closest allies.
A witching hour deal and the morning after: The Iran-P5+1 nuclear deal
The nuclear deal inked in Geneva between Iran and the P5+1 in the early hours of 24 November momentarily closed the curtains on a decade of painful suspense. In this article, Open Briefing contributing analyst Kevjn Lim disassembles the agreement and assesses its implications for Iran and the wider region.
The weekly briefing, 18 November 2013
Political and security risk updates from the Open Briefing intelligence desks. Gambia severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan, Polish far-right groups turn violent, confidence in the Geneva talks between the P5+1 and Iran fading, and more.
Intelligence brief: Recent nuclear-related developments at the Parchin military complex, Iran
Open Briefing: Recent developments at Iran's Parchin military complex centre on apparent sanitisation and landscaping efforts around a suspected explosives chamber, which suggest it is highly likely any nuclear-related activities at PMC have been suspended.
Let Iran save face
The ongoing nuclear standoff with Iran in part stems from its deliberate exclusion from the regional decision-making processes ...