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VRIC Monitor: June 2019

June 2019 The VRIC Monitor is a one-of-a-kind, monthly report from SFS tracking extra-regional influence in Latin America. VRIC stands for Venezuela, Russia, Iran,China where Venezuela represents the Bolivarian Revolution and the broader Bolivarian Alliance or ALBA. Likewise, Iran represents the Iranian Revolution and a growing presence of Middle Eastern actors in Latin America, namely its chief proxy, Hezbollah. The monitor […] Read More »

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¿Por qué una guerra en Venezuela beneficiaría a Rusia e Irán? (Why would a war in Venezuela benefit Russia and Iran?) would

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United States Will Permit the Use of 3D Printed Guns

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The Russians Move into Central and South America along with their Iranian allies.

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Global Dispatch

February 2018 • Issue 6

The Dragon and the Condor: Beyond China’s Economic Influence in the Americas by Ricardo Neeb & Fernando Menéndez Click on image to download Dispatch Mainstream analysis of China’s presence in Latin America almost exclusively concentrates on economics rather than politics, and often disregards military or security issues entirely. Chinese economic penetration of the Western Hemisphere, which […] Read More »

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Turning the Tables: How Brazil Defeated an ISIS Threat

by Leonardo Coutinho September 2017 • Issue 5 Click on image to download Dispatch For several decades, Brazil has been criticized for serving as a haven for Islamist extremists in South America. Foz da Iguaçu, a southwestern Brazilian city within the Tri-Border Area, at the crossroads of Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil, was used as a logistical […] Read More »

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May 2017 • Issue 4

Checking Iran’s Gambit: A Review of Canada’s Policy Toward the Islamic Republic by Candice Malcolm Click on image to download Dispatch This Dispatch provides an overview of Iran’s activities in Canada, including those of its proxy group Hezbollah, that led to Canada’s firm response in 2012. In detailing the steps taken by the Harper government […] Read More »

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