In recent years, significant attention has focused upon the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and the threat they pose to the United States and the West. Far less well understood, however, has been the phenomenon of Iran’s regional advance in America’s own Hemispherean intrusion that has both foreign policy and national security implications for the United States and its allies. In this collection, noted specialists and regional experts examine the various facets of Iran’s contemporary presence in Central and South America, and detail what the Islamic Republic’s growing geopolitical footprint south of the U.S. border signifies, both for Iran and for the United States.
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About the Author
Ilan Berman is vice president of the American Foreign Policy Council and associated faculty at Missouri State University's Department of Defense and Strategic Studies.
Joseph Humire is the executive director of the Center for a Secure Free Society.
Table of Contents
Foreword, Álvaro Uribe Vélez
Preface: Iran’s Intrusion: An Overview, Joseph Humire
Chapter 1: What Iran Wants in the Americas, Ilan Berman
Chapter 2: A Marriage of Radical Ideologies, Jon B. Perdue
Chapter 3: The ALBA: Iran’s Gateway, Joel Hirst
Chapter 4: The Southern Cone: Iran's Backdoor, Iván Witker
Chapter 5: Iran and Islamic Extremism in Brazil, Leonardo Coutinho de Lima
Chapter 6: Sanctions Busting Schemes in Ecuador, Alex Pérez
Chapter 7: A Venezuelan Platform for Iran’s Military Ambitions, Martin Rodil
Chapter 8: A Bolivian Base for Iran’s Military Advisors, Adrián Oliva
Chapter 9: Rewriting History with Argentina, Julián M. Obiglio & Diego C. Naveira
Chapter 10: Anticipating Iran’s Next Moves, Joseph Humire
Chapter 11: Formulating a Hemispheric Response, Ilan Berman & Joseph Humire