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  1. Case Studies in Iranian Expansion across the Middle East: El-Boqaa Training Facility, Lebanon

    Private Viewpoints May 15, 2019 There is growing Iranian activism in the Middle East despite U.S. and allied efforts to weaken Iran’s economy and politically isolate Tehran. But Iran’s primary military instrument is not  its conventional army, air force, ...

  2. Case Studies in Iranian Expansion across the Middle East: Imam Ali Training Facility, Iran

    Private Viewpoints May 15, 2019 As U.S.-Iranian tensions escalate in the Middle East, it is important to take a close look at Iran’s primary irregular force, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF). The IRGC-QF is instrumental in helpin ...

  3. Case Study: The Illicit Trade Network of Daniel Frosch

    Private Viewpoints January 5, 2015 In late December of 2014, a 32 year old Austrian named Daniel Frosch appeared in a courtroom in Graz and pleaded guilty to violating Austria's federal trade laws. For more than a decade prior, Frosch had been a dyna ...

  4. Case Study: U.S. Man Indicted in Larger Iranian Financial Sanctions Busting Scheme

    Private Viewpoints May 3, 2017 On December 15, 2016, the Department of Justice and United States District Court for the District of Alaska announced the indictment of Kenneth Zong, 77, a U.S. citizen of Korean descent and business owner from Anchorage, Al ...

  5. Challenges in the Persian Gulf: Iran’s Anti-Ship Missile Capability

    Private Viewpoints October 20, 2020 In naval warfare, one of the best tools for area denial is the anti-ship missile system. They strengthen a state’s combat and deterrent capability in a hostile maritime environment.  Anti-ship missiles form a credible c ...

  6. Checking Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

    Private Viewpoints January 1, 2004 This report is based on commissioned research and commentary of over 30 of the nation’s leading experts on Iran and nuclear proliferation. The research frames and sees Iran’s nuclear program as a persistent danger and ca ...

  7. China Is Still Brimming with Iranian Oil

    Private Viewpoints February 10, 2021 Even with occasionally reduced oil imports, Beijing has been Tehran’s lifeline to circumvent oil sanctions for years, providing a stable source of cash while nearly all countries dialed down their reliance on energy su ...

  8. Clandestine Missile Projects of the Iranian Regime

    Private Viewpoints December 3, 2004 Below please find new information on the clandestine missile projects of the Iranian regime which has been obtained by the sources of the National Council of Resistance of Iran from inside Iran. They include the Ghadr ( ...

  9. Coercion in the Time of the Coronavirus

    Private Viewpoints April 8, 2020 U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is infatuated with the power of economic sanctions. It has used economic coercion to act forcefully and unilaterally and to achieve  tactical aims  such as dramatic reductions i ...

  10. Commentary on “The Iran Nuclear Archive: Impressions and Implications”

    Private Viewpoints May 13, 2019 A group of experienced and respected nuclear experts from Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs travelled earlier this year to Israel to examine the trove of documents on Iran’s nuclea ...

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