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Feb 14, 2018 0 Comments

Iran, Russia, and China’s Central Role in the Venezuela Crisis Articles / Opinion Editorials, Publications

Authors: JOSEPH HUMIRE

In the wake of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s first visit to Latin America, where China and Russia were both mentioned, Joseph Humire remarks on these external influences within the country.

3149In an article for Gatestone Institute, he writes that China and Russia are the most visible actors in Venezuela, but Iran should not be ignored. Although the extent of Iran’s influence in Venezuela is debated, Humire says that “their primary role is preparing the Venezuelan battlefield through a range of operations in irregular warfare, using non-state actors and surrogates to gain influence over the population. [Irans’] influence is often not visible on the ground, but is felt through the repression anti-regime of protestors in 2017 and earlier.”

To read more on the Venezuelan crisis and its external actors, follow the link below.

 

Read the entire article at Gatestone Institute, here.

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Feb 9, 2018 0 Comments

Iran plots to destabilize Latin America & What is to be done? Media Appearances, Radio

Authors: JOSEPH HUMIRE

Joseph Humire joins Malcolm Hoenlein on the John Batchelor Show to discuss Venezuela and Argentina and the “shadow of Iran” that both countries have in common.

  • In the midst of Venezuela’s crisis, is there a benefit for external actors to get involved in the country?
  • And how do these actors operate?
  • What is the immediate threat to Venezuela and to the region as a whole?

For answers to these important questions, listen to the entire interview, here.

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Jan 31, 2018 0 Comments

Fighting crime, drugs, and terror Articles / Opinion Editorials, Publications

Authors: J.D. GORDON

HizbIn this Washington Times article, author J.D. Gordon details the plight of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to eliminate the threat of terrorist organizations endangering Americans. The fight was furthered this month with the creation of Justice Department’s Hezbollah Financing and Narcoterrorism Team, which vows to “leave no stone unturned.”

This will inevitably lead them to Latin America, where Hezbollah and other terrorist organizations have operated for decades. Gordon writes that Iran’s terror streak is long, deep and complex in Latin America. Inextricably tied to its terror proxy and their trans-national criminal enterprise. It’s time to crack down on Iran and Hezbollah to stop them in their tracks.”

To read more about the deeply entrenched terror streak and how it is affecting the region, follow the link to the complete article, here.