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Jul 19, 2017 0 Comments

No Latin American Country Has Branded Hezbollah a Terror Group Despite Ties to Major Attacks Media Mentions

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Latin American countries have failed to register Iranian proxy Hezbollah as a terrorist organization despite the threat it poses to the region, a Peruvian official revealed during a discussion on Capitol Hill.

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Jul 2, 2017 0 Comments

Trump’s war of annihilation strategy against Islamic State frees military to quickly seize territory Media Mentions


President Trump’s strategy against ISIS was proclaimed as vastly different than his predecessor.soldiers-1002_960_720

An article by Rowen Scarborough in The Washington Times entitled, “Trump’s war of annihilation strategy against Islamic State frees military to quickly seize territory,” debates the new policy and the on-going situation in Iraq and Syria. SFS Fellow, J.D. Gordon was quoted in the op-ed as saying,

“President Trump has taken the war against ISIS to the next level,” Mr. Gordon said. “First, he’s worked with allied forces to surround and physically destroy ISIS fighters in both Iraq and Syria, and second, increased pressure on their finances to include shining a spotlight on Qatar’s support to terror groups. Simultaneously, he’s enacted extreme vetting for numerous countries where it’s near impossible to screen out ISIS operatives and sympathizers.”

He adds, “the [administration’s] changes are more significant. For the first time, he said, a U.S. administration is calling out Qatar, via Persian Gulf allies, for its ties to Sunni terrorism.”

Read the full article, by Rowen Scarborough, here.

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May 3, 2017 0 Comments

Venezuelan leaders welcome new U.S. sanctions, say Washington’s role is pivotal Media Mentions

As the political crisis in Venezuela intensifies by the day, sinking it further into social and financial turmoil, a group of U.S. senators is filing legislation on Wednesday toughening sanctions against corrupt officials and providing financial assistance to the starving country.

The bill would provide $10 million in humanitarian aid, require the State Department to coordinate a regional effort to ease the crisis, and ask U.S. intelligence to report on the involvement of Venezuelan government officials in corruption and the drug trade.

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