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In Venezuela’s Toxic Brew, Failed Narco-State Meets Iran-Backed Terrorism

23rd March 2017 – Foreign Policy

In Venezuela’s Toxic Brew, Failed Narco-State Meets Iran-Backed Terrorism

John Hannah, Emanuele Ottolenghi

As if the political and economic chaos wracking Venezuela wasn’t worrying enough, a couple of recent stories underscore the potential national security threat brewing there. more...

Analysis & Commentary

24th March 2017 – Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Saeed Ghasseminejad

FDD associate fellow Saeed Ghasseminejad discusses Iran depopulating Syria and colonizing it with Shia from Lebanon and Afghanistan. more...

23rd March 2017 – War on the Rocks

Spiritual Ardor and Military Might: The Story of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Behnam Ben Taleblu

This past September in an audience hall in Tehran, a prominent vocalist named Sadegh Ahangaran took to a microphone to justify an Iranian military adventure. Ahangaran had earned the nickname “the nightingale of the Imam” for his melodies of martyrdom decades earlier during the Iran-Iraq War, his defiant voice often the last thing Iranian combatants heard before death. more...

23rd March 2017 – Foreign Policy

In Venezuela’s Toxic Brew, Failed Narco-State Meets Iran-Backed Terrorism

John Hannah, Emanuele Ottolenghi

As if the political and economic chaos wracking Venezuela wasn’t worrying enough, a couple of recent stories underscore the potential national security threat brewing there. more...

23rd March 2017 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

Iran’s Spymaster Claims Pro-Regime Agents Operating in D.C., London, Canada

Saeed Ghasseminejad

Iran maintains a network of spies and lobbyists who clandestinely push the Islamic regime's agenda in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, according to the head of Iran's ministry of intelligence, who touted the pro-Iran network's ability to spread its ideology to the West. more...