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  • Deterrence, Escalation Management and the Iran–Israel Conflict

    Iran and Israel have shown preference for a carefully controlled escalation while avoiding a conflict spiral.

    May 20, 2024

    The Escalating Israel–Iran Conflict

    Israel’s successful interception of Iranian missiles and drones has restored its image as a superior military power regionally, an image which was dented by the October 2023 Hamas attacks.

    April 22, 2024

    Israel Confronts Iran: Rationales, Responses and Fallouts

    Israel Confronts Iran: Rationales, Responses and Fallouts

    This study examines Israel's changing perception of Iran and the underlying reasons for the current Israeli tension, anxiety, verbal acrimony and fears. In deconstructing Israel's fears vis-à-vis Iran, the study looks at Israel's failures to revisit its erstwhile peripheral diplomacy and to make adequate changes.


    Iran in the Israeli Calculus

    Israel is likely to calculate that it would better to wait and use diplomacy to push the major global and regional powers towards some kind of a joint venture against the much feared nuclear designs of Iran.

    March 13, 2012

    Karun Mukherji asked: Is Israel planning to attack Iran? Very little is known about Tehran's military capability. Does it have the ability to strike back?

    Arvind Gupta replies: It seems unlikely that Israel will attack Iran at the present moment. An Israeli attack on Iran will open an entirely new front for the US and complicate matters at a time when it wishes to extricate itself from Iraq and Afghanistan. Israel falls within the striking range of Iranian missiles. Iran can also block the Strait of Hormuz and disrupt oil supplies from the Persian Gulf.