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Michaela Frai

Research Associate

Biography:

Michaela Frai is FDD’s research associate for the Latin America project. She focuses on Iran and Hezbollah’s influence in the region as well as local illicit financing networks.
Previously, she was a research assistant for the Latin America program. She received a B.A. from the George Washington University in International Affairs with a concentration in Security Policy and a minor in Sociocultural Anthropology. Michaela speaks Portuguese, Spanish and Hebrew, and has traveled widely in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America.

Michaela Frai is FDD’s research associate for the Latin America project. She focuses on Iran and Hezbollah’s influence in the region as well as local illicit financing networks.
Previously, she was a research assistant for the Latin America program. She received a B.A. from the George Washington University in International Affairs with a concentration in Security Policy and a minor in Sociocultural Anthropology. Michaela speaks Portuguese, Spanish and Hebrew, and has traveled widely in Brazil and elsewhere in Latin America.

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Netanyahu’s Latin America Trip: Another Chance To Talk About Iran

11th September 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Netanyahu’s Latin America Trip: Another Chance To Talk About Iran

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Michaela Frai

Netanyahu should prod Israel’s Latin American friends to combat the lawlessness and corruption that enable Hezbollah and Iran to thrive in the Western Hemisphere. more...

Analysis & Commentary

19th September 2017 – The Hill

Trump rightly condemns Venezuela, but that’s just the beginning

Michaela Frai, Alex Entz

More can be done to combat the increasing centralization of power and rampant corruption within the Venezuelan government. more...

13th September 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

Trip to Latin America Provides Netanyahu with Opportunity to Address Hezbollah, Iran Threat

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Michaela Frai

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic visit to several Latin American countries this week could serve as a platform to promote regional cooperation against Iran’s involvement in global terrorism and Hezbollah’s activities in the region, Emanuele Ottolenghi and Michaela Frai wrote in The Jerusalem Post. more...

11th September 2017 – The Jerusalem Post

Netanyahu’s Latin America Trip: Another Chance To Talk About Iran

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Michaela Frai

Netanyahu should prod Israel’s Latin American friends to combat the lawlessness and corruption that enable Hezbollah and Iran to thrive in the Western Hemisphere. more...

4th August 2017 – RealClearDefense

Iran’s Top Export to Latin America: Radical Islam

Emanuele Ottolenghi, Michaela Frai

Ayatollah Mohsen Araki, who openly calls for the “annihilation of Zionism” and has promoted friendly relations with the Taliban, arrived in São Paulo, Brazil and discussed how Muslims can fight “radical terrorism”. more...