Mr. Alexander Grinberg
Expert on IranEmail: Agrinberg@jiss.org.il
Capt. (res.) in the IDF Military Intelligence research department. Holds degrees in Middle East and Islamic studies, and Arab language and literature, from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Doctoral student in Iranian history at Tel Aviv University.
Expert on Iran
The Ukraine War and Iran’s Strategy
The IRGC officers observe Ukraine's inability to inflict damage behind Russian lines. According to an IRGC official news release, the war in Ukraine highlights the significance of missiles for Iran because they can create what is referred to as a "balance of terror" and force the enemy to the negotiating table. The military purpose of the IRGC's nuclear program is no longer a secret. They cite Ukraine's decision to give up its nuclear weapons under US supervision as evidence that Iran must maintain its nuclear deterrent.
Making Tehran pay the price for October 7
High-ranking Iranian officials praised Hamas’ brutal massacre of Israeli civilians, thereby demonstrating their unwarranted support for crimes against humanity. Iran funds and supports the murder of Israeli and Jewish civilians and endorses antisemitic ideology. If the regime is not made to pay a price, Iran will have no reason to stop its subversive aggression.
Iran’s proxy war against Azerbaijan
Whereas Iran’s destabilizing activities in the Middle East are well known, “peripheral” Tehran activities are coming under the radar. One such direction of Iranian subversion is the Caucasus, Iran’s conflict with the Republic of Azerbaijan. Numerous Iranian media outlets have recently evoked the possibility of a military escalation between Baku and Tehran. The Iranian regime accuses Azerbaijan of all possible manipulations and evil doings, including dispatching ISIS and al-Qaeda Sunni terrorists to fight Iran. The main accusation, however, is of Baku’s collision with Israel (“the Zionist regime,” to quote Iranian officialdom). This article reviews the anti-Azeri actions taken by Iran.