About This Show
Dr. John Bruni is Founder and CEO of SAGE International Australia (SIA), an Adelaide-based private think tank specialising in the analysis of foreign policy, international and national security issues in Australia's 'defence state' of South Australia (SA). Est. in 2008, and partners of the Swiss Centre for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich, we are the only institution of its type in SA and STRATEGIKON, created in 2016, is the podcast of SIA.
Most Recent Episode
Israel & Iran: Checkmate in Syria? (STRATEGIKON Ep 46)
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John, David (in the studio) and Shaz (not) discuss with Professor Albert Wolf the problems posed for Israel by Iran's close proximity to it in Syria. How will these enemy states traverse the Syrian landscape to fulfil their national security ambitions?
SHOW NOTES -
Here are a couple of terms that were used in the podcast that our listeners might not be familiar with:
Pasdaran - another term used to describe the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the guardians of the Islamic Revolution of Iran. The IRGC were founded on the 22 April 1979 by order of Iran's then Supreme leader, Ayatollah Khomeini. They are the strong arm of the Iranian theocracy, though they have become much more than the Iranian Mullahs' praetorian guard. It is the best equipped and most motivated part of the Iranian armed forces and is the hand behind much of Iran's widening strategic footprint in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Afghanistan
JCPOA - the abbreviation for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, more commonly referred to as the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Aqua Stella - the name the Turkish ship that (in June 2017) attempted to send 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid to the Hamas-ruled Palestinian territory of Gaza. It was impounded by Israeli authorities at the port of Ashdod since Gaza is under a strict Israeli blockade, preventing the territory from external supply. This was a provocative move by Turkish President Erdogan to antagonise the Israelis and undermine their control of Gaza.
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