Iran’s Race for Regional Supremacy: Strategic Implications for the Middle East

, September 21, 2011

Iran has accelerated its quest for regional supremacy through its mobilization of both Shiite and Sunni terror surrogates, including Hizbullah in Lebanon, Shiite militias in Iraq and in the Gulf, the Taliban in Afghanistan, and Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the Al Aksa Martyrs’ Brigades in the Palestinian territories. This pivotal Iranian role has unfortunately not been fully appreciated, and even downplayed in certain quarters.

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Foreword – Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Moshe Yaalon

Introduction – The Diplomatic Implications of the Growing Iranian Threat – Dr. Dore Gold

The Second Lebanon War: From Territory to Ideology – Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Moshe Yaalon

Iranian Strategic Vulnerabilities: Implications for Policy Options to Halt the Iranian Nuclear Program – Maj.-Gen. (res.) Aharon Zeevi Farkash

Iran’s “Second” Islamic Revolution: Its Challenge to the West – Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Shimon Shapira and Daniel Diker

The Global Range of Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program – Uzi Rubin

Hamas: “Glocal” Islamism – Prof. Martin Kramer

The Hamas Regime in the Gaza Strip: An Iranian Satellite that Threatens Regional Stability – Lt.-Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi