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Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Strategic Alliances for a Secure, Connected, and Prosperous Region

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and the Emirates Policy Center

Joint Zoom Conference


The Growing Iranian Threat to Regional and Western Security

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Full recording

Opening Remarks:

Contending with Weapons of Mass Destruction: From Saddam Hussein to Khamenei

Amb. Dore Gold – President, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Solving the Iran Impasse, A Perspective from the UAE

Dr. Ebtesam al-Ketbi – President, Emirates Policy Center

Session 1:
Dealing with Iran’s Nuclear Challenge and the Continued Development of Iranian Missiles

Is Returning to the JCPOA Possible? What Should Be Done to Prevent Iran from Having a Military Nuclear Capability?

Dr. Olli Heinonen – former Deputy Director of the IAEA

Is Israeli and American Disagreement Inevitable?

Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser – Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

The American Perspective

Richard Goldberg – Senior Advisor, Foundation for Defense of Democracies; former Director for Countering Iranian Weapons of Mass Destruction at the U.S. National Security Council

Session 2:
Iran’s Regional and Domestic Challenges and its Malign Activities across the Middle East and North Africa

The View from Tehran – Internal Tensions Leading to the Elections, against the Background of Nuclear Negotiations

Djavad Khadem – former Iranian minister

The Role of Iran’s Presidential Elections and Regional Threats – an Israeli Perspective

Lt.-Col. (ret.) Michael Segall – Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Session 3:
Emerging Naval Struggle in the Middle East (Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Arabian Gulf and the Indian Ocean)

The Emerging Naval Struggle in the Middle East

Admiral (res.) Yedidya Ya’ari – former Commander of the Israeli Navy and former CEO of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems