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The Growing Iranian Threat to Regional and Western Security

Filed under: Iran

The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and the Emirates Policy Center joint Zoom Conference, Monday, April 26, 2021

Opening Remarks:

  • Amb. Dore Gold – President, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
    Contending with Weapons of Mass Destruction: From Saddam Hussein to Khamenei
  • Dr. Ebtesam al-Ketbi – President, Emirates Policy Center
    Solving the Iran Impasse, A Perspective from the UAE

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

  • Dr. Olli Heinonen – former Deputy Director of the IAEA
    Is Returning to the JCPOA Possible? What Should Be Done to Prevent Iran from Having a Military Nuclear Capability?
  • Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser – Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
    Is Israeli and American Disagreement Inevitable?
  • 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
    The American Perspective

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

  • Djavad Khadem – former Iranian minister
    The View from Tehran – Internal Tensions Leading to the Elections, against the Background of Nuclear Negotiations
  • Lt.-Col. (ret.) Michael Segall – Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
    The Role of Iran’s Presidential Elections and Regional Threats – an Israeli Perspective

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

  • Admiral (res.) Yedidya Ya’ari – former Commander of the Israeli Navy and former CEO of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems
    The Emerging Naval Struggle in the Middle East