Episode 6: The View from Israel

In this episode, hosts Darya Dolzikova and Tobias Borck discuss Israel’s perspective on Iran, the Iranian nuclear programme, and wider regional security.

Their guest, Professor Yossi Mekelberg, Associate Fellow, Chatham House Middle East and North Africa Programme, explains why Israel sees Iran as the main threat to its security, and suggests that Israel’s threats to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities should be taken seriously.

Mind the Gulf Podcast Series

Mind the Gulf is part of RUSI’s Iran in the Global Security Context project, which examines linkages between the Iranian nuclear programme and regional security in the Gulf and the wider Middle East. The project and this podcast examine the perspectives of countries in the region, with a particular focus on the six Gulf monarchies and Iran. The aim is to identify key concerns that need to be addressed if the diplomacy on Iran’s nuclear programme is to be rendered resilient within the regional security context.

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Dr Tobias Borck

Senior Research Fellow, Middle East Security

International Security

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Darya Dolzikova​

Research Fellow

Proliferation and Nuclear Policy

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