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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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Iran’s Top Export to Latin America: Radical Islam

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...

Analysis & Commentary

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...

2nd August 2017 – FDD Policy Brief

The U.S. Sanctions Venezuela’s President

Michaela Frai, Alex Entz

On Monday, the U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The designation came a day after a nationwide referendum where voters chose 545 representatives, from a government-vetted list of 6,000, who will form the controversial Constituent Assembly. more...

1st August 2017 – Sirius XM

The Arlene Bynon Show

Michaela Frai

FDD Research Associate Michaela Frai discusses the recent events in Venezuela on the Arlene Bynon Show. more...

31st July 2017 – The Hill

How oil can break the back of Venezuelan despotism

Michaela Frai, Alex Entz

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