Iran propping up Venezuela’s repressive militias
The death of 22-year-old Venezuelan student Genesis Carmona at the hands of armed pro-government civilian militias, called “colectivos,” bears a striking resemblance to the death of Neda Agha-Soltan, the Iranian sContinue reading
Showdown in Sochi: The Threat of Terrorism
Nearly seven years ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin successfully won the bid to host this week’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. For Putin, this is an opportunity to show off Russia as a leader on an international stageContinue reading
Is Iran Killing the U.S. With Kindness?
Obama shouldn't be fooled by the Iranian president's charm offensive One negotiating tactic for prying desired results from important yet reluctant people is the time-tested principle of "killing them with kindness." ChaContinue reading
Iranian Weapons on America’s Doorstep
While many of the world’s leaders traveled to a Mexican seaside resort in Los Cabos for the annual Group of 20 meeting a couple weeks ago, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad traveled a little farther south, to RioContinue reading
Iran’s Informal Ambassadors to Latin America
In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in India and Georgia, the Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has pointed the finger at Iran. This marks the second time in two months that Israeli officials have publicly alluContinue reading
Are Iran’s Terrorists Finding a Safe Haven in Latin America?
For some, the news that Iranian linked operatives came close to perpetrating another terrorist attack in this hemisphere came as a shock. For even more, the mention of Argentina as a secondary target and Mexican drug cContinue reading