Israel’s current security equation, when schematised to the extreme, sets a scene where its six (Sunni) Arab partners are standing up against six (mostly Shia) Iran-backed militias. While each concerned actor – friend or foe – is operating along a varying degree of engagement, the two main – Israeli and Iranian – agendas at work are progressing and evolving the respective parameters of Tel Aviv’s and Tehran’s shared obsidional complex.

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Research line: Middle East and North Africa

Source photo: – Israel Defense Forces

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Israel in 2021: Boasting six Arab allies,
but facing the six armies of Tehran

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