Argentine Prosecutor’s Death May Warrant U.S. Economic Sanctions, More

Terrorism in Latin America. Que? Yes, it’s there. It is exists and it is fueled by the likes of Iran, Venezuela, Cuba, and many others in the Americas and the Middle East. Yet media pays little, if any, attention to it. Equally bizarre is the curious ambivalence that reeks from pockets of the U.S. foreign policy establishment. If …

Day Before Congressional Testimony on Iran Terror, Argentine Prosecutor “Dies”

(Updated; 12:46PM) Supporters of freedom and rule of law lost a staunch supporter in Argentina this weekend. As reported in credible news outlets in Argentina and Israel, since not even the Argentine President has issued a statement, one of the Iranian regime’s biggest nemesis in the Western Hemisphere – prosecutor Alberto Nisman – was found …

Iran Efforts to Circumvent U.S. Export Control Laws Pay Off, Eventually

Haaretz reported yesterday that the Iranian Air Force had fired up at least one U.S.-made Phantom fighter in the battle against radical Islamic terrorism. According to Haaretz: The Iranian Air Force is bombing Islamic State (ISIS) targets inside Iraqi territory. It is an intensification of Iran’s military involvement on the side of the Shia regime …

Iran: If You Play With Matches, Sooner or Later You’ll Get Burned

Accident? Intentional? No matter. The incident near an Iranian military facility that reportedly shook windows of buildings located up to nine miles away from the site is a reminder of the need for full visibility on the range of Iranian activities that pose, or could pose, a threat to U.S. security and interests.  Relying on Iranian …

Commerzbank Employees May Be on Chopping Block Over Iran Sanctions Violations

Commerzbank is in the news again this year over violations of U.S. economic sanctions on Iran. According to a Reuters exclusive, New York regulators want employees fired for processing unlawful transactions involving the Iranian regime. An unnamed source with New York’s Department of Financial Services told Reuters that he or she wants a lot more …

Iranian Adventurism in North America

Iranian adventurism in the Western Hemisphere is real and has been on the uptick for decades. If there was ever a case for increased economic sanctions on places such as Venezuela or Cuba, this is just as good as any an issue to start with. The United States does a good job targeting these networks, but …

Iran’s Tango with Latin America

DC Dispatches Editor Yleem Poblete penned an op-ed for the National Interest on Iranian adventurism in the Western Hemisphere, particularly in Latin America. The core message: the United States needs to move beyond a “drugs and thugs,” or pure law enforcement mindset when addressing regional challenges: Networks have been uncovered operating in Latin America that …