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  1. War by Proxy: Iran's Growing Footprint in the Middle East

    Private Viewpoints March 11, 2019 The Issue There is growing Iranian activism in the Middle East despite U.S. and allied efforts to weaken Iran’s economy and politically isolate Tehran. There has been an increase in the size and capabilities of militias s ...

  2. Hezbollah's Procurement Channels: Leveraging Criminal Networks and Partnering with Iran

    Private Viewpoints March 1, 2019 Hezbollah has long prioritized its weapons and technical procurement efforts, but with the group’s heavy deployment in the war in Syria, its procurement officers have taken on even greater prominence within the organizatio ...

  3. Fly for a Might Guy: Putin’s Drone Deal with Iran

    Private Viewpoints July 20, 2022 Russia reportedly intends to buy Iranian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – including armed models – to sustain its war on Ukraine. Yet, while the purchase has grabbed headlines around the world, it is unlikely to have a si ...

  4. ISIS Analysis of IAEA Iran Safeguards Report

    Private Viewpoints February 19, 2015 On February 19, 2015 the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released its report [on] the implementation of the NPT safeguards agreement in Iran and the status of Iran's compliance with United Nation Securit ...

  5. Under US Sanctions, Iran Regional Influence Grows

    Private Viewpoints July 26, 2019 All US secondary sanctions on Iran’s core economic sectors were re-imposed by the Trump administration in November 2018 as a direct consequence of its withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).  The ad ...

  6. How Russia is Deepening Military Ties with Iran to Counter the US

    Private Viewpoints August 6, 2019 Russia and Iran are deepening their military ties in a joint challenge to perceived US hegemony in the Middle East. The Russian Defense Ministry and the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces signed a memorandum of und ...

  7. Iran’s Military is Making Strides Into Twenty-first Century Technology

    Private Viewpoints August 8, 2019 Recent Iranian ship interceptions highlight Iran’s military challenge and continue to drive a regional arms race. Whereas Gulf Cooperation Council states spend lavishly on high-end, off-the-shelf, U.S.-built platforms, de ...

  8. Do Americans Want War With Iran?

    Private Viewpoints August 20, 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.-- As tensions have escalated once again between Washington and Tehran, most Americans tell Gallup they want to see their country rely more on economic and diplomatic efforts to stop Iran's nuclear p ...

  9. Army Playing Cards Feature Iranian Weapons

    Private Viewpoints August 21, 2019 In a not very subtle sign of the times, the U.S. Army has produced a deck of playing cards featuring weaponry used or held by Iran in order to familiarize soldiers with Iran’s inventory of weapons and presumably to facil ...

  10. The Strait Gate: How Europe Can De-escalate U.S.-Iran Tensions

    Private Viewpoints September 20, 2019 With the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) only a few days away, speculations and expectations of an encounter between the U.S. and Iranian presidents have been upset by the attack against Saudi Arabian petroleum ...

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