Iran has been making headlines recently with everything from terrorism, to the seizure of oil tankers, and border clashes with Lebanon and Syria.
So how much of a threat does Iran pose – not just on the region, but the rest of the world?
Behnam Taleblu says quite a significant one.
Benham is a Senior Fellow at Washington think-tank, the Foundation for Defence of Democracies, and he specialises in Iranian security and political issues.
On line from Sydney, Behnam joins Brian Carlton for a wide-ranging chat about Iran.
Listen as Behnam states that the country shouldn’t be underestimated, and that Iran’s value for life is much less than our own.
Images: Courtesy of Brian Carlton from his trip to the region with the Australia Israel Jewish Affairs Council.